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Pediatric Radiology

We know children's bodies are different from those of adults. That's why we have pediatric radiologists who are specifically trained in providing pediatric radiology services for children of all ages, from preemies to young adults. 

Imaging can be an uncomfortable and scary process for children, their parents, and caregivers. Our pediatric radiology and imaging providers aim to make your and your child's experiences as smooth as possible. We use age-appropriate approaches and techniques, as well as the latest technology, to quickly and accurately obtain the information needed for your child's care.

Services We Offer

  • Fluoroscopy
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • CT scanning (computed tomography)
  • Nuclear medicine

Why Take Your Child for Imaging at UVA Health Children's?

Our team of pediatric radiologists:

  • Are trained at top children's hospitals
  • Use state-of-the-art imaging equipment
  • Have developed and follow the latest guidelines specific to children

A Comfortable & Safe Environment

Our family-centered approach aims to ease the anxiety that being in a medical setting can cause your child.

Our staff and certified Child Life Specialists are skilled in calming children's anxiety and completing imaging scans in the shortest time possible. Our technologists can help soothe infants and toddlers, and children can watch videos during the examination time.

Radiation Safety for Children

Our dedicated staff of radiology physicists continually monitor our equipment to ensure we use the minimum amount of radiation while still maintaining excellent image quality. We are continually developing alternative imaging techniques that don't use radiation.

Using up-to-date CT technology means maximum safety for your child. Newer CT scanning equipment uses much less radiation than older CT scanners. They're also faster, which allows the scan to be completed without the need for anesthesia.