Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

Procedures and treatments search

Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

MAG3 scans

This page explains about the MAG3 scan on your child’s kidneys, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the scan.

MIBG scan

An MIBG scan is used to look for uncontrolled or abnormal cell growth in the body. It works by injecting a substance called an isotope into your child’s veins. The MIBG scan is named after the chemical ‘iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine’ or MIBG for short, to which the isotope is attached.

Moving and lifting your baby

Even though your baby feels quite light now, as they grow older and bigger, they will get heavier. You need to protect your back now so that you have developed good moving and lifting habits as they grow heavier. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to move and lift your baby safely in everyday situations.