Radiology is the use of equipment such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to make images of the inside of the body in order to diagnose or treat medical conditions.
The Department of Radiology at Children’s Health features the very latest radiology equipment specially designed to use for children. We provide a full range of radiology services for the smallest, most fragile of newborns to adolescents and teenagers.
Our pediatric radiologists have specialized training unequaled in north Texas and surrounding states in diagnosing and treating infants, children and adolescents in a full range of conditions. Our radiologists have subspecialty training and formal certification in pediatric radiology which provides a unique level of experience that is available 24-hours a day by specialized, dedicated pediatric providers.
The Radiology Department provides a full range of diagnostic and interventional radiology services. Diagnostic radiology is used to get detailed pictures of the inside the body to assist with evaluation and diagnosis of medical conditions. Interventional radiology uses image guidance to precisely deliver medication to an area of the body or perform minimally invasive procedures such as placement of feeding tubes, drainage tubes or catheters; biopsies; sclerotherapy; angiography and to treat certain conditions inside the body without open surgery.
Why Children's Health℠?
The Radiology Department at Children’s Health is recognized for excellence in imaging and evaluating a broad spectrum of childhood diseases and conditions. This is important, as children have different disease processes and problems than adults. All of our equipment and procedures are designed to meet the special needs of children.
Our radiologists and technologists are specially trained and experienced in selecting the best imaging techniques to diagnose disease and injury to perform appropriate therapies. We will make your child’s experience as safe and pleasant as possible while obtaining the highest-quality images needed to rule out, diagnose or treat their condition. As many as 50 percent of studies acquired at outside facilities must be repeated if your child has an abnormal radiology study. This is due to the techniques and special consideration that must be taken to obtain imaging studies on children, as they are not little adults. Because our team works only with children, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach to your child’s care through collaboration and communication among our entire team at Children’s Health, while protecting your child from unnecessary testing.
Radiology services include:
- CT scans
- Interventional radiology
- MR imaging
- Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging
- Prenatal MRI
All of our equipment is specially calibrated for pediatric patients so they avoid excessive radiation exposure.
Most routine exams are performed without anesthesia. However, for patients whose age, medical condition or disability makes it difficult for them to remain still for the exam, our pediatric anesthesiologists are available at all times.
Conditions We Treat
Imaging services are performed to diagnose and/ or treat childhood diseases or conditions, including:
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Chest and respiratory conditions
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Neonatal conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Oncology conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Traumatic injury
- Urologic conditions