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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Your child's doctor will carefully observe your child as he or she walks or runs.
Other diagnostic procedures may include:
• X-rays – A diagnostic test which uses invisible electromagnetic energy
beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – A diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radio
frequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. This test is done
to rule out any associated abnormalities of the spinal cord and nerves
• 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
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.”