The department provides the following services:

Diagnostic Radiology

All diagnostic examinations can be performed. The department is staffed with four nurses and equipped with constant monitoring devices such as pulse oximetry so that critically ill and sedated infants and children can be studied.

Computerized Nuclear Medicine

Special examinations include gastric emptying determinations, diuretic renograms, studies to determine gastroesophageal reflux, bone imaging and tomographic reconstruction or SPECT capabilities.


Sonography includes cranial, abdominal, pelvic, fetal age with fetal evaluation, and eye, hip and soft tissue evaluation.

Computerized Tomography (CT)

All body areas are examined.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

All MRI procedures are available with a 1.5 Tesla state-of-the-art magnet. This includes head, body and extremity imaging.

The MRI machine makes loud noises as it takes pictures. The machine will never touch you, but will be loud. Click the links below to listen to examples of the sounds the MRI machine makes.

Interventional Radiology

Percutaneous procedures performed under radiologic imaging guidance to diagnose and treat vascular and non-vascular disorders. 
The diagnostic section is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The other areas are on call after regular hours and on weekends. Nuclear Medicine is closed from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m.

**There is a staff radiologist on call 24 hours a day who can be reached by calling 501-364-1175.

The following documents will give you a more in-depth look at specific tests/procedures provided by the Arkansas Children's Radiology Department: