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Diagnostic Imaging Team


A radiologist is a doctor trained to interpret diagnostic imaging exams. Sometimes the radiologist is present during the exam. More often, a technologist performs the exam. Following the exam, you may be asked to wait to ensure the images are clear.
Meet our radiologists.

The first person you will meet in our department is the receptionist who will register your child for the exam. The receptionist will ask you basic information such as your name, address, and insurance you have. Bring your insurance card and paperwork your doctor gives you for the exam.

Technologist or Sonographer
A diagnostic imaging technologist or sonographer is someone trained to perform diagnostic imaging exams. Our technologists have additional training to understand the imaging needs of children. The technologist will describe the procedure to you, answer your questions, and discuss whether you may be present during your child's exam. For safety reasons, you may not be allowed in the exam room if you are pregnant.
Meet our technologists and sonographers.

If your child requires sedation, a nurse may care for your child. Sedation is medicine given to your child to help them stay calm.

Child Life Specialist
Diagnostic imaging tests can be stressful for the entire family. Our child life specialists are trained to help children and families prepare for their hospital experience. They offer emotional support to reduce stress and anxiety.
Learn more about Child Life Services.

Last Edited: June 16, 2016
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