Radiology at Phoenix Children's Hospital
The pediatric radiologists, interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nurses, and technologists at Phoenix Children's Hospital are trained and experienced to complete radiology procedures on children of all ages. Our team is specially trained to work with kids and possesses the experience and know-how that results in safer, faster, and more accurate test results for your child. Our team uses X-rays, interventional radiology, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine tests to diagnose, and often treat a variety of medical conditions. View photos >>
We recognize the importance of creating a safe and comfortable environment for children and their families. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment has special pediatric features, and includes a full range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services that are calibrated for safe use on infants, children, and adolescents. These precautions we take ensure your child is exposed to the lowest possible dose of radiation necessary to complete a diagnosis or procedure.
Furthermore, parents can be present while most examinations are being completed. A full-time Child Life specialist helps educate and calm the fears of the patient and their family.
Our staff's comprehensive skills -- more than 200 years of pediatric-only experience -- allows us to complete most examinations without sedation. When sedation or anesthesia is necessary, the staff is able to provide it within all of the modalities.
Finally, the department is completely filmless; exams are burned to a CD and given to patients and physicians making it less cumbersome to view and transport images. Physicians are also able to view studies over the internet.
Please note: Phoenix Children's Hospital requires that all girls who are 11 years old and older, or younger girls who have started their periods, to be tested for pregnancy before procedures. This is whether the child is in the hospital or is an outpatient. The reason for this is that some procedures can be harmful to a pregnant female or unborn child. To ensure the safety of your child, we do a pregnancy test to provide the safest care possible. Talk your doctor, nurse, or medical professional with any questions. If your child is scheduled for an outpatient procedure and the pregnancy test is positive, your child will be referred to her primary care physician for follow up. Thank you for your cooperation.
Download the patient education handout about Pregnancy Testing Before Procedures. (PDF)
Richard Towbin, MD, Medical Staff Section Chief; Medical Director, Interventional Radiology
Smita Bailey, MD, Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Craig Barnes, MD, Diagnostic/Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ian Cassell, MD, Diagnostic Imaging
John Curran, MD, Director, Neuroradiology
John Egelhoff, DO
Robin Kaye, MD, Interventional Radiology and Body Imaging
Gerald Mandell, MD, Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Jeffrey Miller, MD, Neuroradiology
Carrie Schaefer, MD, Interventional Radiology and Body Imaging
Richard Southard, MD, Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Mostafa Youssfi, MD, Diagnostic Imaging
Programs and Services
- Pediatric Interventional Radiology Center
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Nuclear Medicine
Preparing your child for radiology procedures