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Pediatric Imaging

Radia’s pediatric subspecialists are board-certified radiologists with subspecialty training and expertise in pediatric imaging. Although some diseases seen in children are the same as those in adults, many conditions are unique to the growing body. Our subspecialists are well versed in the diverse pathology specific to pre-term infants, congenital disorders, and common conditions such as appendicitis. They will work  in partnership with your providers including ER, pediatrics, family practice and hospitalists to help determine the best course of care for your pediatric patients.

An important component of pediatric imaging is radiation dose reduction. Our subspecialists will work with you on strategies to reduce radiation exposure to children. This can include changing scan settings on CT scanners and recommending alternative tests that do not result in radiation (such as MRI and ultrasound).  In Washington, we have pioneered use of MRI instead of CT for inflammatory bowel disease and for suspected appendicitis when the initial ultrasound is non-diagnostic.

In addition, when questions arise after a prenatal screening ultrasound, Radia has the expertise to interpret and guide the acquisition of MR images of the fetus for a more detailed evaluation.

Typical pediatric conditions for which we perform and interpret studies include:

  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Urinary tract infections- ultrasound, VCUG
  • Gastrointestinal reflux - Upper GI
  • Fractures
  • Appendicitis
  • Sacral dimple
  • Congenital hip dysplasia/developmental dysplasia of the hips
  • Growth disturbances
  • Scoliosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease/Crohn’s disease MRI
  • Sports injury MRI evaluation
  • Pars defect/stress injury – SPECT, MRI
  • Prenatal MRI