Pediatric radiology is the use of radiological testing equipment to diagnose, monitor or rule out disease and abnormalities in infants, children and adolescents. Your radiologist has been trained to determine which imaging technique will provide the most accurate details about your condition while maximizing safety and minimizing exposure to radiation when possible. The radiologist (or technician) will perform the procedure and use the results to determine a diagnosis.
What types of procedures are used on pediatric patients?
Pediatric patients have access to the same types of radiological procedures that adult patients do. Your doctor may perform one or more of the following exams to get a clear diagnosis:
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
Your radiologist is trained to take into consideration the unique needs that children and their families bring to the process.