Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers nationally ranked pediatric radiology experts, advanced technology for children, and pediatric imaging techniques that minimize the radiation exposure to your child.
Radiology tests from pediatric specialists
All radiology tests are performed by registered technologists who perform the tests while you wait. The tests are then reviewed by Cincinnati Children’s pediatric radiologists, who then send the results to your child’s doctor. Some of the most common tests ordered include:
- Conventional X-rays of the chest, spine, limbs and other orthopaedic imaging
- Ultrasound of the kidneys, abdomen and pelvis
- Fluoroscopy of the gastrointestinal tract and urological system
- Nuclear Medicine, such as bone scans
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI: State-of-the-art Pediatric Services
Smaller body parts require differences in the way images are obtained. Different diseases require special imaging considerations. And while the MRI scanners for children are similar in size to those for adults, MRI exams should be performed differently for children. Without the proper adjustments, a pediatric disease might not be properly identified.
At Cincinnati Children’s, our MRI scanners have special equipment just for children. They are less intimidating, customized for kids, and ideal for imaging children. We also provide special goggles so your child can watch a favorite movie or listen to a favorite CD during their scan.
If you’d like to ‘walk’ your child through an MRI as practice before your appointment, you may want to download this helpful handbook (.pdf) for children having an MRI.
MRI Locations and Appointments
The MRI scanner at our Kenwood and Green Township locations perform procedures that do not require sedation. MRI scanners at both our Liberty Campus and our Burnet Campus perform clinical imaging, including procedures that require sedation.
Please call us to schedule your child’s MRI appointment.
Cincinnati Children's Burnet Campus
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus**
7777 Yankee Road
Liberty Township, OH 45044
** MRI services at Liberty Campus will be unavailable beginning Wednesday, May 24, until the week of July 24, while we upgrade our equipment.
Cincinnati Children's Green Township
5899 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Cincinnati Children's Kenwood
7714-A Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
All radiology images are stored electronically in a state-of-the-art picture archiving system, which allows your physician to view your child's images any time from any facility at Cincinnati Children's.
Notification of MRI Results
A pediatric radiologist will view and interpret your child’s MRI scan. Your child’s primary care doctor will receive the results within 24 hours.
For more information about the pediatric radiology services offered at Cincinnati Children’s, please call 513-636-3200.