Familiarization through play to promote the acquisition of MRI without resorting to sedation or anesthesia


  • 3 to 8 years

Time Required

  • 5 minutes


  • English
  • French
  • German

Familiarization through Play: In 4 Steps

1) Youpla’s Story

Comic book created by the ABCs Lab: it explains the procedures involved in MRI, by following Youpla on her adventures at CHU Sainte-Justine

2) Toy MRI

We encourage the child to play with the MRI made of wood and Youpla (puppet) while we read them Youpla's Story

3) MRI sounds & earmuffs

Presentation of earmuffs and clips of MRI sounds to children

4) Child’s choice of video

During the MRI exam, the child can watch the video of their choice (DVD)

For more information

Please Contact Miriam Beauchamp, Ph.D