Radiology & Imaging
If your child requires imaging services, you can count on Phoenix Children’s to provide safe, high-quality images. Phoenix Children’s will collaborate with your child’s primary care physician to properly diagnose and treat your child.
What Is Pediatric Radiology?
Pediatric radiology utilizes a variety of technologies to generate high-resolution images of a child’s internal organs and tissues. Some of these technologies use radiation to make images, and others, like ultrasound and MRI, do not.
Pediatric radiologists are doctors who have extensive training in the anatomy and diseases of children. They use this knowledge and expertise to interpret children’s medical images and recommend tests that will help in diagnosis and treatment.
Pediatric radiologists also can find abnormalities in babies before they are born. These physicians are also often the best specialists to interpret medical images of adults who have conditions they were born with or developed as children.
Why Choose Phoenix Children's
Every pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. With specialists who have additional certifications in fields like diagnostic radiology, cardiovascular imaging, interventional radiology and/or neuroradiology, our providers are dedicated to providing the high-quality care our patient families have come to expect.
We’re here to answer all your questions and make sure your child is comfortable throughout the imaging process. The technologists who perform these tests and the nurses who will monitor your child throughout this imaging process are skilled pediatric care experts. They are dedicated to making your child as safe and comfortable as possible.
If your child will require sedation or anesthesia during their visit, our pediatric anesthesiologists will provide safe and precise. They have a special role in pediatric imaging, since some children have trouble staying still during their testing. Our anesthesiologists are equipped with an expert understanding of your child’s medical needs, and - sometimes just as crucially - they are skilled at calming fears and inspiring confidence in both young patients and their families.
Imaging can also be used to guide specific procedures, and the Center for Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Phoenix Children’s is the only center of its kind in the Southwest.
Phoenix Children’s strives to provide exceptional care and high-quality imaging. These features demonstrate our commitment:
- A team of pediatric radiologists with more than 350 years of combined pediatric experience
- The most advanced imaging equipment available
- Special imaging features designed for children like:
- High-resolution ultrasound technology that shows greater detail
- Faster MRI image sequences for young children who have trouble lying still
- Personalized imaging and diagnosis for every child that considers their developmental age and physiology
Each Pediatric Radiology team member at Phoenix Children’s is committed to using safe imaging techniques: Phoenix Children’s radiology maintain medical radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable, a concept known as ALARA.
Phoenix Children’s is also home to Arizona’s Image Gently initiative, a national campaign to minimize radiation doses while maintaining quality imaging.
Keeping Young Girls Safe
We take every step to ensure the health and safety of all children. Since some procedures can harm a pregnant female or her unborn child, we test all girls who are 11 years or older, as well as younger girls who have started their periods. Please talk with your doctor, nurse or other medical professional if you have questions about this testing.
Our nationally recognized physicians are dedicated to focusing on your child's unique needs in the following specialties: