Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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For Referring Physicians


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

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.

Requests for procedures must:

  • Provide at least the patient name plus one of the following identifiers:
    • date of birth 
    • last four digits of social security number
  • Provide the date and time the request was completed by the provider.
  • State the exact procedure to be performed, and the body part of interest to include left or right if appropriate.
  • State the ICD 9 code along with the diagnostic reason the exam is being performed. While it may state what is being checked for or “ruled out,” it should also include pertinent details of the clinical evaluation which indicate a need for the exam.
  • Provide the provider’s direct contact number to be called for emergent or unexpected results.
  • Provide the provider’s signature as well as date and time the request is completed.

For fasting instructions and guidelines, please visit the Sedation Services website.


10 Things Parents Should Know
Please review these important guidelines with parents and give them a printed copy to help their visit with us go smoothly.

Studies not performed in Diagnostic Imaging

  • EEGs are scheduled at (615) 322-0959.
  • Sweat Chloride studies are scheduled at (615) 936-2994.
  • Pediatric Echocardiograms are scheduled at (615) 936-2481 by the pediatric echocardiography laboratory.
  • Breast studies are done through the Breast Center and scheduled at (615) 322-2064. For more information, visit the Vanderbilt Breast Center website.

Radiology Request Manual

The Radiology Request Manual provides a list of protocols for routine plain film exams performed at Children's Hospital. Exam protocols are listed by category according to body region for your information.

Last Edited: September 13, 2017
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