The information on this page is aimed at parents and carers whose children have been asked to have an MRI scan under general anaesthetic.
Please see the MRI scan information if your child does not need to have anaesthetic and for an explanation of what an MRI scan is.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
Please tell us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change your child's appointment so we can offer it to another patient.
If you have any questions about your child's appointment and admission for the scan, please phone 020 7188 7188 extension 58360, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message on the answerphone.
For any enquiries about a cardiac (heart) MRI please phone 020 7188 7188 extension 50863, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message on the answerphone.
Before coming to the hospital
Please follow the preparation details in our information leaflet Your child's MRI scan under general anaesthetic (PDF 47Kb).
You and your child will be asked to attend a ward in the hospital for a 'pre anaesthetic assessment'. This may be on the day of the scan or a day before.