Children having a CT Scan
There is great benefit in taking some time to explain the CT scan to your child before coming to the scan room. The following is a list of helpful information, to discuss with your child:
- the scan usually only takes a few minutes
- the scan is painless
- a parent or carer can stay with the child during the scan (unless pregnant)
- a injection may sometimes be required
- the scanner makes a soft fan like noise, with some clicking as the pictures are taken.
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