Innovation

A new idea. A different approach. A better solution. From the research lab to the bedside, Rady Children’s brings a passion for innovation to every moment, always striving for excellence, always seeking to advance.  Never forgetting that kids come first.

Kid-friendly MRI

An MRI machine that lets kids watch a movie while being scanned is housed at our Acute Care Pavilion. We are the only hospital in San Diego with this innovative technology. To make the process even more kid-friendly, the entire MRI suite – including the MRI itself – is decorated in a cartoon sea creature theme. Learn more in the video below.

Innovations in Care

Innovations in Technology

  • A groundbreaking orthopedic X-ray machine called EOS that produces highly detailed head-to-toe images using significantly less radiation than a standard X-ray.
  • An amazing EEG “tattoo,” a stamp-sized patch of tiny circuits, sensors and wireless transmitters to detect seizures in infants. (Currently being tested)
  • Proton therapy (through a partnership with Scripps Health), a highly advanced treatment that targets brain, spinal cord and others cancers with incredible precision.
  • Telemedicine robots that allow doctors to examine patients from anywhere.

Innovations in Research

It’s about saving lives …  in our region, across the country and around the world.