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Diagnostic Radiology Core (BCH)

Director: Ecklund, Kirsten, M.D.

Location: Boston Children's Hospital at Lexington, 482 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02420, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham, Diagnostic Radiology, 9 Hope Ave., Waltham, MA 02453, Boston Children's North, 10 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960, BostonChildren's Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology Main Building, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Summary:

The Department of Pediatric Radiology provides a full range of imaging services for newborns, infants, children, teenagers, young adults and pregnant women at Boston Children's Hospital and our satellite clinics in Lexington, Peabody, Weymouth and Waltham. Our experienced radiology team carries out more than 200,000 imaging studies each year, using the latest equipment and techniques specially designed or adapted for use with children.

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  • Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Units ( Radiography instrument )

    "Fluoroscopy is a technique enabling doctors to obtain live, moving images of internal structures of the body. It is the basis for certain diagnostic tests that use contrast, such as an upper GI series or a voiding cystourethrogram. Modifications are made to the radiographic tubes to accommodate for differences in patient size and age. In addition, the fluoroscopic tubes contain extra filtration to reduce patient radiation exposures."

  • Radiographic/X-ray Units ( Radiography instrument )

    "Our X-ray units are specially equipped with smaller than typical focal spots to improve the sharpness of the image quality while allowing us to minimize the amount of radiation exposure. In addition, conveniently placed equipment controls allow technologists to easily communicate and comfort patients during exams."

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Last updated: 2015-10-06T13:26:36.491-05:00

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