The Medical Imaging Departments at Primary Children’s Hospital and Primary Children’s Outpatient Services at Riverton focus solely on imaging care for children. Our state-of-the-art, child friendly facilities are committed to the health and healing of children. Our staff is highly trained in pediatric imaging and is dedicated to offering an exceptional and professional experience for children and parents. Both our main campus and Riverton facility offer comprehensive imaging procedures and services. All procedures offered at both facilities are performed and read by a pediatric radiologist at Primary Children's.
It is important to understand that children are not just little adults. They require differences in the way images are obtained and interpreted. Pediatric images look different than adult images, and it is essential to have someone reading and performing these procedures that has extensive pediatric experience and understands normal development, and the scope of pediatric disease.
Our radiologists and technologists are trained to use the lowest dose of radiation to obtain the most diagnostic results. Our departments utilize imaging techniques and standards outlined by the Image GentlySM campaign, to ensure the lowest possible radiation exposure during procedures. For more information regarding radiation safety you can consult www.imagegently.com sponsored by the American College of Radiology.
The radiologists provide image interpretation services for Primary Children’s Hospital and Primary Children’s Outpatient Services at Riverton. All are board certified and fellowship trained pediatric radiologists. Each physician member of this group brings to the department a wealth of pediatric radiology experience. All have participated in well recognized and certified residency and fellowship programs and hold Certificates of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology. In addition, several hold Certificates of Added Qualifications in areas such as Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology. For more detailed information about our radiologists please visit the pediatric imaging website.
Below is a list of imaging procedures offered at Primary Children’s Hospital and at Primary Children’s Outpatient Services at Riverton. Click the link for more detailed information.
CT scans (CTA & CTV)
MRI scans (MRA, MRV, MRS)
Sports Medicine Imaging
X-rays and Fluoroscopy
Nuclear Medicine (PET/CT)*
Interventional Radiology* (PICC placement, biopsies, arteriography, chest tubes, diagnosis & treatment of AV malformations)
*Nuclear Medicine and Interventional procedures are only available at the main hospital campus in Salt Lake City.
Sedation Services are available for some imaging procedures depending on the child's age and/or situation. Sedations are supported by the Nurse Practitioner Service which is under the direction of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Child Life Specialist are available to educate parents, give support and provide age appropriate information to children. Consulting with a Child Life Specialist can help to reduce a child's anxiety by better preparing them for their imaging experience, which often helps to avoid the need for sedation.
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