With more than 220,000 scans a year, Children’s performs more pediatric scans than anyone in the nation.*
What does this data mean?
In 2013, Children’s performed more than 220,000 radiology procedures. That translates to more than 4,000 radiology scans every week—just for kids.*
Why are volumes important?
When choosing a hospital for your child, you want an experienced team. At Children’s we have pediatric-trained radiologists who care for thousands of sick and injured children each year. Due to this, our radiology team has seen it all—from rare diagnoses to traumatic injury. Our pediatric radiologists also understand the effects of radiation on your child’s body. This means patients at Children’s are given the lowest dose of radiation possible. Larger volumes also mean that we:
- Have a large number of dedicated pediatric radiologists so we are able to provide results quickly. The median turnaround time for radiology reports is less than three hours.
- Offer radiology services at 9 locations in metro Atlanta, making procedures from an X-ray to a CT scan convenient to your family.
- Have dedicated radiologists, sedation doctors, technologists and nurses on staff who are trained and experienced in working with children and teens.
*PACT 2013 (a national database of 40 major children’s hospitals)