RadInfo 4 Kids
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When you're not feeling well or have an injury, your doctor may need to take a closer look at the inside of your body. To do this, a radiologic technologist may perform an imaging exam such as an x-ray, CT, MRI or ultrasound that uses a special camera to take pictures of things inside you like your bones, organs and muscles. After your exam, a doctor known as a radiologist, looks at the pictures very closely. If the radiologist finds something that doesn't look right, you may need to take more tests or get treatment to help you feel better.
Feeling nervous about an x-ray, CT, ultrasound or MRI exam is OK. These exams can seem a little scary—especially if you've never had one. That's why we created RadInfo 4 Kids. We hope the videos and stories on this page will help explain imaging tests and treatments in a way that you can understand and ease any fears you may have.
Have you had an imaging exam or are you scheduled to have one? We'd love to feature you on this page and share your experience about your exam. Your story could help other kids who might be afraid to get an exam like yours. Your mom or dad can learn more about how you can become a rad kid and be featured on RadInfo 4 Kids here.
The Gymnastics Tournament
Sports can sometimes lead to injury that requires an imaging exam.
My Chest X-ray Exam
If you have had a really bad cold or cough for a while, your doctor may want you to get a chest x-ray to see what's going on inside your lungs.
Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan
If you hurt yourself and have to go to the doctor, you may need to get an x-ray to make sure everything is ok or to find out if you need treatment. X-rays (pronounced ex-rays) are special pictures that allow a specially trained medical doctor called a radiologist to see inside your body. Click here to read, "Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan."
Having a VCUG
Michigan Medicine Pediatric Radiology
A VCUG is a test that uses a special camera to take pictures (using x-rays) of the bladder and kidneys. Click here to read the VCUG Storybook.
8 Year-Old Raymond's Head MRI Exam
After a bad head injury, 8 year-old Raymond was rushed to the emergency room where he had a head MRI. Raymond has since had two more head MRIs and shares his story about his exams.
What Can Children Expect During an MRI Exam
Learn about MRI, how this exam is performed and what you can expect.
The Basketball Game
Sports can sometimes lead to injury that requires an imaging exam. Such was the case of 12-year-old Ananya who had to get a hip MRI. Watch her story, "The basketball game: An MRI story."
Rad Games and Activities
- Color a CT Machine
- Color an MRI Machine
- CT Scanner Maze
- Radiology Word Scramble
- Ultrasound Word Scramble
- CT Scan Word Search
- MRI Scan Word Search