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The Radiology Imaging department has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation by the ACR represents a commitment to quality imaging and safety. Equipment in the Radiology Imaging department has been tailored to the needs of children.

What parents should know about CT scans for children: medical radiation safety
Imaging and medical radiation safety: important information for parents

Bone densitometry (DEXA) procedures
Bone densitometry is a procedure that uses small amounts of radiation to measure bone density. This test can help doctors determine if a child has a bone deficiency or bone loss.

Computerized tomography (CT) scan
A CT scanner is a large machine with a doughnut-shaped opening. A sliding table runs through the opening to allow the machine to scan the body using a fan beam of X-rays and a detector system.

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A fetal MRI is a safe method of imaging specifically designed to help physicians diagnose a suspected health issue before a baby is even born.

Fluoroscopy procedures
A fluoroscopy procedure is an imaging exam used by doctors to obtain real-time moving images of the internal organs of a patient through the use of a special camera.

General radiology (X-ray)
An X-ray (radiograph) is an exam that helps physicians diagnose and treat conditions. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body.

Interventional radiology
Pediatric interventional radiology offers minimally invasive, image-guided diagnoses, treatments and therapies designed especially for kids.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
The MRI scanner is a powerful magnet with a tunnel running through the middle, allowing a table to slide through. Magnetic resonance imaging uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to take pictures of different body parts.

Nuclear medicine
A nuclear medicine scanner is a large doughnut-shaped machine with a table that slides through the middle that the patients will lie on for their pictures.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
A PET/CT scanner is a large doughnut-shaped machine with a sliding table in the middle for the patient to lie on for their pictures.

Ultrasound
Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to create images. Ultrasound does not use radiation.