An Overview of Our Imaging Services
The radiologists, nurses, and technologists at Phoenix Children's Hospital are trained and experienced in pediatric procedures, ensuring the special attention children need and resulting in faster and more accurate test results.
We recognize the importance of creating a safe and comfortable environment for children and their families. And that is why our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment has special pediatric features and includes a full range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services adjusted for safe use by infants, children and adolescents. We are proud to support Image Gently, a pledge to use the lowest effective dose of radiation on children.
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)
Our Radiology Specialties
The following diagnostic testing and imaging categories are our specialties, performed on both an inpatient and outpatient basis:
- Interventional Radiology
- CT Scanning
- Dexa Scans
- Digital Radiography (X-ray)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Pediatric Anesthesia and Sedation
- PET/CT Scanning
Fun Facts About Radiology Appointments
*Courtesy of Starlight Children's Foundation