Pediatric Imaging and Radiology
Comprehensive Imaging with Safer Doses for Kids
Imaging at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger offers comprehensive services to assist in diagnosing disorders in patients ranging from the smallest premature infants to young adults with pediatric diseases, while delivering the lowest radiation doses in the region. This is important because sensitivity to radiation is highest earlier in life. Our team of fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists have expertise in all body systems, including chest, abdomen, musculoskeletal system, brain, and spine.
Coming Spring 2023: the Region’s Only Dedicated Pediatric MRI
Our dedicated pediatric MRI suite, located in the Kennedy Outpatient Center, is fully supported by leading-edge pediatric anesthesia services for sedation and recovery in a family-friendly environment.
EOS Imaging System
The EOS imaging machine captures head-to-toe images of patients in a standing position. This groundbreaking technology produces high quality images using significantly less radiation than a standard x-ray and is primarily used to assess patients with spine, hip, and leg disorders. The lower radiation is particularly important for children with spinal abnormalities, such as scoliosis, who will be monitored throughout their lifetime and require frequent medical imaging.
The EOS provides remarkable detail and can produce 3-D images of the spine, enabling physicians to provide a more accurate diagnosis and plan an effective course of treatment.
Common disorders that EOS can be used for include:
- Leg Length Discrepancies
- Valgus Deformities
- Gait Abnormalities
Low-Dose Multi-slice CT, Utilizing ASiR Dose Reduction
Computed Tomography (CT) uses X-ray beams to produce 3D, cross-sectional images of specific areas of the body including the head, abdomen and extremities. Children’s Hospital at Erlanger utilizes adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) as a means to significantly reduce radiation exposure while still capturing high quality images.
Advanced Imaging Services for Children of All Ages
Imaging at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger offers a full range of services, from plain film radiography to MRI, CT, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy.
- EOS Long Length Imaging
- Low dose Multisclice CT, utilizing ASiR dose reduction
- Low Does Digital Radiography
- Low Dose Pulsed Fluoroscopy
- Digital Long Length Radiography
- Ultrasound, including Elastography
- Nuclear Medicine, including PET/CT
Preparing Your Child for an Imaging Procedure
Our Pediatric Radiologists
In partnership with Tennessee Interventional and Imaging Associates.