Pediatric Radiology

Gentle Scans, Powerful Insights

High-Tech, Low-Stress

The LifeBridge Health Department of Radiology collaborates with the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai to offer advanced imaging services designed specifically for children, ensuring accurate diagnoses with a compassionate touch. Our pediatric imaging experts bring years of education, training and experience to each consultation and healing journey in which they play a part. By combining this expertise with state-of-the-art technology and child-centered practices, we have created a hub for efficient, stress-free imaging. 

Patient and her mother are reviewing an X-Ray result

Treatments and Conditions

Computed Tomography (CT)

CT is a fast, painless scan that produces detailed, cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. In children, CT is typically used to search for causes of abdominal pain, evaluate traumatic injuries and diagnose and monitor cancer and infectious or inflammatory disorders. 

Nuclear Medicine

Children’s nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases. A radioactive tracer is administered and absorbed by the body, allowing our experts to use subsequent images to observe how organs or tissue are functioning (for diagnosis) or remove damaged or diseased organs or tissue (for treatment). These imaging procedures are noninvasive and typically painless, apart from intravenous injections.  


Nuclear medicine scans are typically used to diagnose and evaluate urinary blockages or backflow in the kidney, bone cancer, infections and trauma, gastrointestinal bleeding and motility, tumors and the spread of cancerous cells, jaundice, epilepsy and thyroid gland conditions.  

Abdominal Ultrasound

A children’s abdominal ultrasound is a safe and painless method of producing pictures of the internal organs and blood vessels within a child’s abdomen. Ultrasound imaging can help a physician identify the source of abdominal pain (such as gallstones, kidney stones, abscesses or an inflamed appendix), the presence and cause of an apparent enlarged abdominal organ, the location of abdominal fluid in the abdomen and causes of vomiting in young infants. Ultrasounds can also be used to guide procedures, including biopsies or catheter insertion.  

Voiding Cystourethrogram

A children’s voiding cystourethrogram is an X-ray of a child’s bladder and lower urinary tract. This kind of imaging allows experts to assess anatomy and function and is particularly helpful for detecting abnormalities in the flow of urine through the lower urinary tract. A voiding cystourethrogram is often recommended after a UTI (urinary tract infection) to check for a condition known as vesicoureteral (VU) reflux.  

Therapeutic Enema for Intussusception

This process helps imaging experts identify and diagnose a serious disorder in which one part of the intestine slides into another and causes inflammation and obstruction. Intussusception most commonly occurs in children three to 24 months (about two years) of age. A therapeutic enema using air or a contrast material solution may be performed to create pressure within the intestine and “un-telescope” the intussusception while relieving the obstruction. This exam is usually performed on an emergency basis.