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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Diagnostic procedures include:
• X-rays - a diagnostic test, which uses invisible electromagnetic energy,
beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.
This test is used to measure and evaluate the curve.
• Computerized tomography scan (Also called a CT or CAT scan.) - a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses
a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called "slices"),
both horizontally and vertically, of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including
the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than general x-rays and may help the doctor
determine what type of fracture your child has.
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets,
radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. This
test is done to rule out any associated abnormalities
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”