From the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, this app helps children to prepare for having medical imaging.
Coming to hospital for medical imaging (radiology) can be a little overwhelming – especially if it’s your first visit! But this is where Okee the Octopus and his friends can help. They’ll show you the ropes and have you ready for your appointment in no time. In fact, they’re having so much fun you’ll want to join in their games even if you don’t need to have your picture taken. And that’s okay too – they love company!
So are you ready? Join Okee in a picture-taking adventure in Medical Imaging!
3 training games
Start the adventure with some training in holding your breath with Puffer, keeping still with Jellyfish and helping Squid fill up with glow ink.
6 picture – taking activities
Help Okee and friends to:
Build submarines in MRI
Make milkshakes in fluoroscopy
Look for stickers in CT
Find the broken bones in X-ray
Search for sea stars in ultrasound
Fasten seatbelts for a ride in nuclear medicine
Real life action
Videos and photos let you see what it’s really like to have medical pictures taken at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne.
Getting ready for your appointment
Handy tips and easy to understand information help you know what to do before you come to the hospital.
Information for parents
This app includes information to help you discuss your child’s upcoming appointment and make visiting the hospital fun and exciting. There’s also handy information like phone numbers, parking tips and FAQs.
This app has been developed as a collaboration between the departments of Medical Imaging, Educational Play Therapy, and the Educational Resource Centre at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s.
Funding generously provided by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.
This application is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. The authors have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easily understood. The Royal Children's Hospital accepts no liability for any inaccuracies, information perceived to be misleading, or the success of any suggestions detailed in this application.