Ultrasound Examinations and Preparations

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Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to make cross-sectional images of the inside of your child's body.

  • Ultrasound machines produce no radiation.
  • Ultrasound exams are painless.

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches ultrasound

The Department of Radiology's Ultrasound program is designed, equipped and staffed to obtain high-quality ultrasound images of infants and children of any size who have a variety of medical and surgical conditions. Our program features:

  • Highly trained pediatric radiologists with expertise in performing and interpreting ultrasound studies in infants and children of all ages
  • Pediatric sonographers with years of experience
  • In conjunction with the Advanced Fetal Care Center at Boston Children's, radiologists and technologists who care for infants and children on a daily basis, also perform fetal ultrasound examinations.

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Department of Radiology

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