The Pediatric Radiology Section performs and interprets imaging studies on children, attempting to achieve the best diagnostic yield at the lowest possible radiation dose and intervention to the patient. We unite compassionate clinical work with high academic standards - combining research and teaching residents, medical students and colleagues. The Section performs an average of 35,000 imaging studies per year.
The pediatric surgery, orthopedics, hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology and cardiology services account for a large, varied and complex pediatric case load. The section supports monthly or biweekly conferences with the hematologists/oncologists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons.
Our inpatient facility is located in the Comer Children's Hospital on the first floor. The pediatric section has state-of-the-art equipment. Conventional radiography examinations and grid-controlled pulsed fluoroscopy studies are performed using very low doses of radiation. Ultrasonographic studies are done by dedicated pediatric sonographers. Special CT protocols for very low doses of radiation are used on the multislice scanner. MR exams are performed to answer clinically relevant questions.
All of the nurses, technologists, and administrative staff are pediatric professionals dedicated to assisting patients and families. The child life experts assist in preparing patients and families by teaching about the procedures and equipment used in the radiology department.
Research interests include pediatric sonography, new applications of CT, CT dose, novel treatments for esophageal atresia, and dysfunctional voiding/elimination