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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Plain X-rays are not scheduled in advance. They are done on a walk-in basis. Patients may walk into the first floor of Children's Hospital Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) seven days a week, 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.

The patient should bring a doctor's written exam request with them for plain X-rays. If it is a scheduled exam, the request form should also be faxed to (615) 343-1841 immediately after scheduling the exam. The request must be at Diagnostic Imaging check-in before the scheduled procedure can be performed.

Appointments and Scheduling

We must have a physician-signed requisition prior to performing any procedure. This form should be typed or printed clearly to ensure patient safety and accuracy. We encourage clinics to give the patient a copy of all requests so they can bring them to the exam. 

We will attempt to schedule the date and time on your request form. Based on patient priority, dates and times are not guaranteed. After faxing the requested date and time, a scheduler will fax it back to the number provided to confirm that it was received, along with the actual, scheduled date/time. If you do not receive a confirmation, you should call us to ensure we received the request.

To schedule an appointment, a physician’s office should call the scheduling office at (615) 343-1842 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week. After the appointment has been scheduled, requests for procedures must be faxed to (615) 343-1841.

Should you need to cancel, confirm, or reschedule your appointment, please call (615) 343-1842, 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.

If you are running late, call (615) 343-1842. Every effort will be made to keep your appointment on the same day; however, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.  Please understand that if you are late for your appointment, we must take other patients scheduled first.

Depending on the type of exam and reason it's being performed, the radiologist may interpret the exam while the patient waits. The radiologist will then communicate results to the requesting physician who will then give results to the family by phone. As the visit is completed, the patient's family will be provided a telephone number to contact in case of concern.

General questions regarding Pediatric Radiology may be directed to (615) 343-1842. Your call may then be transferred to the appropriate staff for further assistance. In general, parents should call their primary care provider for their test results and for any further information.

For Referring Physician Offices
For physicians, more information about scheduling procedures is available on our For Referring Physicians page, including copies of our request forms and the Radiology Request Manual.

Procedure Hours
Routine outpatient pediatric procedures are performed seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Fluoroscopy, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine procedures and interventional procedures are scheduled Monday through Friday by calling the departmental scheduling office at (615) 343-1842. Emergency procedures are performed on an as-needed basis, 24 hours a day.

Radiologist Availability
The pediatric radiologists are available in the hospital 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A pediatric radiologist is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  A diagnostic radiologist is on site 24 hours a day.

Last Edited: October 21, 2014
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