Pediatric Imaging and Radiology
Physician Referrals: 423-778-6515Children's Hospital at Erlanger
910 Blackford St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Kennedy Outpatient Center
900 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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.
The Region’s Only Dedicated Pediatric MRI
Our dedicated pediatric MRI suite, located on the ground floor of the Kennedy Outpatient Center, is fully supported by leading edge anesthesia services, sedation, and recovery in a family-friendly environment. This unique space utilizes equipment designed specifically for kids to minimize anxiety.
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. 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.