Akron Children's Radiology department offers children and young adults a range of imaging procedures, from standard X-rays to advanced imaging procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET/CT). Read More...
Sometimes doctors need more than a medical history and physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis. A doctor may refer your child or teenager for specific radiology procedures to aid in the diagnosis of an illness or injury.
Our staff includes:
The department also serves as a teaching center for medical residents and fellows.
Because of our commitment to family-centered care, we encourage and support the parents’ participation in radiological procedures. However, the size of our rooms limits us to allowing only one parent into the room. (Expectant mothers are not permitted to accompany the child into the exam room.)
You may be present during most or all of the procedure, and you may alternate time spent in the room between mother and father.
We will do everything possible to ensure that your child has the comfort of knowing you are near.
There is no conclusive evidence that radiation from diagnostic imaging causes cancer.
However, some studies of large populations exposed to radiation have demonstrated slight increases in cancer risk even at low levels of radiation exposure, particularly in children
Our radiology team has completed studies to estimate the average amount of radiation children 0 to 18 years of age receive during specific X-ray exams. Radiation exposure to the whole body is expressed as effective dose. It is measured in millisieverts (mSv).
The following is the range of average effective dose (mSvA) received for these exams performed at Akron Children’s Hospital:
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