Radiology Procedures

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

The CT scanner is a doughnut-shaped machine used to view parts of the child's body that cannot be seen with a regular X-ray. A child CT scan uses advanced X-ray technology to take cross-sections of your child’s body, called slices. Because they produce pictures with great clarity, child CT scans are very useful for physicians. The CT scanner is a doughnut-shaped machine.

For Patients

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The Children's Radiology departments are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation by the ACR demonstrates a commitment to quality care and patient safety, setting Children's apart from other radiology centers.