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Pediatric Radiology & Imaging Services

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Pediatric Radiology Overview

The Pediatric Radiology Department at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art pediatric imaging services. All of our pediatric radiologists are pediatric board-certified offering top-tier imaging services for diagnostic radiology.

Our pediatric radiology center is accredited by the American College of Radiology, recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. These gold seals of accreditation demonstrate our commitment to safe and quality imaging in CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound.

Your child’s safety is our primary concern. Our highly advanced equipment and methods are designed especially for children, enabling our pediatric radiologists and technologists to use the lowest possible radiation dose while providing the highest image quality. We follow the guidelines of Image Gently®.

Many of the innovative imaging methods we offer at our center are available at only a few pediatric hospitals in the nation:

  • Our MRI-catheterization guided intervention center provides real-time magnetic resonance imaging technology, which benefits patients by producing clearer pictures and offering minimal or no harmful radiation exposure during a catheterization procedure.
  • Our EOS orthopedic imaging system produces detailed images of the spine while using significantly less radiation than a standard X-ray.
  • Our dual-source CT scanner enables new levels of image quality, clinical outcomes, and ultimately precision medicine.
  • Our kid-friendly MRI center enables children to watch a movie during the exam. 

Pediatric Imaging Program and Services

We offer a variety of programs and services, including: