Medical Specialties

The Importance of Selecting a Pediatric Radiologist


The amount of radiation people are receiving from medical sources is increasing, and this includes children, whose tissues are more radiosensitive and who sometimes receive a larger effective dose for a given level of radiation.

Exposure at such a young age gives children a longer time to develop radiation-related cancers. It’s for that reason the Division of Radiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital employs the safest imaging techniques and protocols, including reducing the amount of radiation used and scanning only the area that needs to be diagnosed or treated.

The result: pediatric-specific medical imaging that allows accurate diagnosis and protects children from overexposure.

Hear from our Richard Towbin, Radiologist-in-Chief on why a pediatric radiologist is an important asset for your child.

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