Paediatric MRI Scan

Get a private MRI scan for your child.

Private MRI scans for children and young people

A pediatric MRI scan is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic tool that helps us gain a detailed understanding of your child’s body. Unlike X-rays or CT scans, our MRI machine uses powerful magnets and harmless radio waves to create precise images, helping us identify and address medical concerns effectively.


Why might my child need an MRI scan?

Pediatric MRI scans can assist in diagnosing a range of conditions, including but not limited to:

Brain and spinal cord issues

This can scan for issues such as brain tumours, epilepsy, spinal chord abnormalities, and neurological disorders.

Bones, joints and muscles

Some issues that can affect children include fractures and breaks, scoliosis and muscular dystrophy.


An MRI scan can help assess the head after a blow or concussion.

Heart and blood vessels

MRI scans can be used to detect heart problems in children such as congenital heart defects and arrhythmias.

Monitoring the progress of diagnosed conditions

If your child has a diagnosed condition, an MRI scan can help monitor the progress of conditions such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis and certain cancers.

Is an MRI scan safe for children?

Yes, MRI is generally safe for children. Unlike X-rays or CT scans, MRI doesn’t use ionising radiation, making it a safer option. MRI scans are non-invasive and typically painless. Safety precautions will include checking for metal objects and proper positioning during the scan. If contrast is needed, it will be carefully considered. Overall, MRI scans are very safe when conducted by experienced professionals.

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Why choose us?

Expert Consultant Radiologists

Quick turnaround for results

Convenient Harley Street location

Same day reporting

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If you would like to book an MRI scan for your child, you can book an appointment by calling 0207 079 2102

You can reach our bookings team on the phone every weekday, 8am-6pm. Otherwise you can use the below enquiry form (select Diagnostics and Imaging and specify MRI in the box provided) and a member of the team will be in touch to book you in.

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