While not as nice as a video (or a mock scanner...), Yale has a website
that walks kids through the procedure. You can access it here:
At 01:06 AM 4/3/2007, Marko Wilke wrote:
>>I am involved in a research project that includes fMRI from children. We
>>hoped we could purchase an MR simulator so we could train the children,
>>but it hasn't been finally possible.
>Too bad, but in my experience this is not an absolute prerequisite to
>getting children into the scanner. Here, for example, we have used a
>life-sized funny doll that is in the scanner when the children enter the
>room which does a lot to alleviate the tension.
>>Do you know (I'm sorry this is a bit off-topic) of any fMRI introduction
>>real video (one that lets you see the magnet and a simple task) or at
>>least any MR video?
>I know that the group around Scott Holland at Cincinnati Children's has a
>video they are using to de-sensitize the children prior to scanning. It
>works especially well as it show the actual scanner the children will go
>into themselves (and because it shows that a little girl can do it which
>does a lot to motivate the little boys ;) I suggest you contact him on
>this, he may be willing to share it (see cc).
>Best of luck,
>Marko Wilke (Dr.med./M.D.)
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