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Conventional diagnostic radiology, also known as radiography, is most commonly known as x-ray. An x-ray is a picture of the inside of your child's body. X-rays:

  • use small doses of ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic pictures of the human body
  • are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging
  • are fast and easy to obtain, making them particularly useful in emergency diagnosis

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches conventional diagnostic radiology (x-ray)

Diagnostic Radiology at Boston Children's is designed to facilitate high-quality and rapid x-ray examinations using the lowest possible radiation doses for your child, no matter her size, age or medical condition. Our division has:

  • Highly trained pediatric radiologists with expertise in interpreting x-rays in children of all ages
  • Technologists have years of experience in imaging children from infancy to teenagers
  • Skilled staff employ age-appropriate distraction techniques to help comfort patients prior to and during the procedure
  • Equipment is designed specifically for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children.
  • Protocols have been adapted to keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable without compromising the image quality

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Department of Radiology

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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