Radiology Services

The department provides the following services:

Diagnostic Radiology

An x-ray is a picture of the inside of the body made with high energy radiation. An x-ray can show bones, tissues or parts of organs. X-ray pictures do not hurt. 

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American College of Radiology

Computerized Nuclear Medicine

Computerized Nuclear Medicine is a special examination that takes pictures to see how well your organs function. These pictures take longer than x-rays and require your child to be very still.

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Ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to show pictures of the inside of the body. It may also be called a sonogram. An ultrasound takes pictures by bouncing sound waves off anatomy inside the body. The entire test is done from outside the body.

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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound is available to patients at Arkansas Children's. This type of ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose vesicoureteric reflux, focal liver lesions, and mild blunt abdominal trauma. It is beneficial for pediatric patients because it does not use ionizing radiation which can have harmful effects. The exam is more comfortable because patients are placed in a comfortable ultrasound bed and are able to be comforted by family members. This examination is also a safe option for patients with renal conditions or patients who cannot receive CT or MRI contrast.

Computerized Tomography (CT)

American College of Radiology

A CT scan is a set of pictures that show the inside of the body. A CT scan can be used to look at any part of the body.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is a test that uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to take pictures of the inside of the body.

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a team that performs procedures through a stick in the skin guided by an x-ray to diagnose and treat vascular and non-vascular disorders.