Children are offered many of the same scans as adults. However, we recognise that the experience can be strange or frightening experience for them so we take great care to make it as friendly and comfortable as possible.
It can be helpful to explain to children exactly what will happen when they come for their appointment. Parents could even show them what to expect by demonstrating with a cuddly toy or creating pretend appointment.
The parent or guardian will be able to stay with their child during their scans although they will need to wear a lead apron to protect themselves if the child is having an X-ray (including a CT scan). It is a good idea for children to bring a book or favourite toy to hold during the procedure.