Technology that fits kids
Kids aren’t just small adults, so our medical equipment is tailored to fit children. We offer more than a dozen types of imaging tests, including:
- CT (computed tomography) scan—Normally used to look for conditions such as appendicitis, internal bleeding or abnormal growths, a CT scan may require the use of a contrast dye or other substance to improve the visibility of certain tissues.
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)—Using a large magnet and radio waves, MRI scans create three-dimensional images of body tissues.
- Ultrasound—This test uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and tissues.
- Bone scan—Using special camera equipment, a bone scan detects problems in the bones such as fractures, infections or other conditions.
- DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan—Using an X-ray procedure, a DEXA scan helps measure the strength of a patient’s bones by determining bone density.
- Barium enema—This test shows how the large intestine is working.
- GE reflux (milk scan)—This test determines if your child has food or milk coming up from the stomach, known as reflux.
- Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) urology test—This test determines how well the kidneys and ureters are functioning.
- Radionuclide cystogram (RNC)—By inserting a catheter into the bladder, this test determines how well the lower urinary tract is working.
- Renogram—Using special camera equipment, this test looks at kidney function.
- Upper gastrointestinal series (UGI)—This test examines how the esophagus, stomach and small intestine are working.
- Video fluoroscope swallow—This test is done to check for problems with swallowing that may interfere with eating or drinking.
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) for boys—This test measures how well the bladder and urethra are working in boys.
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) for girls—This test measures how well the bladder and urethra are working in girls.
As an organization dedicated to family-centered care, we also offer many child and family services and resources, like interpretive services.