Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Your Visit


Patient forms

Please print the appropriate form, complete, and bring to your scheduled appointment.

Checking in
Patient check-in for Diagnostic Imaging is on the first floor of Children's Hospital near the grand staircase.

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Personal identification, such as a social security card or birth certificate
  • Insurance information
  • Requisition for the exam. Most doctors’ offices fax the document in advance. If you have the document, you must bring it with you.
  • A list of current medications

A parent or guardian must be present for all children under 18.

We have televisions, VCRs, books, and toys available for children in our waiting area. You may bring a favorite video or toy from home if it does not have metal snaps or buttons. On some occasions, watching a video may not be possible.

If the exam requires that your child cannot eat or drink for a time prior to your visit, parents should bring juice or milk for after the exam.

Due to limited space, we may not have room for siblings or extended family members. We encourage one parent or guardian to be in the procedure room with the child, at the discretion of the radiologist.

If you are pregnant, you will not be allowed near rooms where ionizing radiation is being used. Depending upon the exam, pregnant women may be able to enter the room before and after the procedure.

Preparing your child

Children are less afraid if they have talked about the exam with their parents ahead of time. Our tips for preparing your child will help reduce the stress on you and your child.

Protecting your child

Patient and family safety is a top priority at Children's Hospital. We minimize your child's exposure to radiation by following the Image Gently™ Program and ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) for radiation safety.

Registration and insurance

Learn more about the registration, billing and insurance process for Diagnostic Imaging.

Test results

A pediatric radiologist will interpret the images after your child's procedure. Because the radiologist needs time to study the images carefully, the results of the examination may not be ready before you leave. Your doctor will be notified about the radiologist's findings. If you have questions about the report, call your doctor or Diagnostic Imaging at (615) 343-1842.

Last Edited: February 1, 2017
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