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.

Scoliosis Surgery

Peter Newton, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in pediatric spinal conditions, directs the Scoliosis Service at Rady Children’s Spine Center.  Patients from around the world come for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, congenital scoliosis and failed prior surgery for scoliosis. Along with providing the most advanced treatments, the Spine Center uses the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment planning, including the EOS Orthopedic Imaging System. This ultra-low-dose X-ray system provides high-quality 2-D and 3-D images while significantly reducing radiation exposure. Learn more in the video below.

Video: State-of-the-art Spinal Imaging 

Innovations in Care

Innovations in Technology

  • Minimally invasive epilepsy surgery and other neurosurgical procedures using ROSA, a highly advanced surgical robot assistant.
  • The only 3-D Heart Modeling Program in San Diego, which helps physicians to plan complex surgeries and educate parents about their child’s heart condition.
  • Proton therapy (through a partnership with Scripps Health), a highly advanced treatment that targets brain, spinal cord and others cancers with incredible precision.
  • The EOS orthopedic imaging machine, which produces 3-D images of the spine with significantly less radiation than standard X-rays.
  • Telemedicine robots that allow doctors to examine patients from anywhere.
  • A kid-friendly MRI machine that enables children to watch a movie during the exam.

Innovations in Research

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