Pediatric imaging requires specially trained radiologists who understand the wide range of medical challenges facing children, have extensive radiology skills, and possess the innate ability to connect with their young patients. Radiology Imaging Associates in Aurora, Colorado, has an exceptional team of pediatric specialists who meet those requirements. They’re prepared to help you and your child get the high-quality images essential for accurately diagnosing the reason for their symptoms. Call the office today or use online booking to request a pediatric imaging consultation.
Pediatric imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology that focuses on children and teens. Radiology Imaging Associates performs diagnostic imaging of children 12 and older.
Their pediatric imaging specialists are specially trained in the medical challenges commonly found in teens and how to interpret imaging results based on their development.
Pediatric imaging identifies the source of many conditions throughout the body, whether your child is injured or struggles with ongoing symptoms like pain, difficulty breathing, coughing, trouble moving, or muscle weakness.
The most common conditions needing diagnostic imaging include:
Your pediatric radiologist recommends the best imaging technique for your child’s symptoms.
Radiology Imaging Associates performs several imaging techniques and interprets the results, requiring in-depth knowledge of the medical conditions and symptoms that appear somewhat exclusively in teens.
Teens could need services like interventional radiology and nuclear medicine, but Radiology Imaging Associates most often uses the following:
X-rays diagnose many conditions and are often the first imaging performed. Radiology Imaging Associates’ pediatric specialists always use the lowest possible radiation dose, carefully considering your child’s size and potential for accumulated radiation exposure over their lifetime.
Computed tomography (CT) scans also use radiation, but the dose is lower than X-rays. CT scans provide greater detail than X-rays for soft tissues like blood vessels, muscles, and organs.
Pediatric radiologists often recommend magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions. MRIs don’t use radiation, detect small details missed by other imaging techniques, and produce exceptional images of the heart, brain, and spine.
Ultrasound uses safe, painless sound waves to produce images of any tissue inside your child’s body. Pediatric radiologists often use ultrasound to diagnose abdominal and pelvic conditions, identify the cause of swelling, infection, and pain, and quickly evaluate traumatic injuries.
Radiology Imaging Associates delivers exceptional care from highly trained pediatric radiologists with a natural ability to connect with teens. Call the office today or use online booking to request a pediatric imaging consultation.