High-Tech Pediatric Imaging Services

 

We offer a wide array of pediatric imaging exams and image-guided procedures, both inside the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and in conjunction with Augusta University Health. Our high-tech pediatric imaging suite includes:

 

  • X-ray. Our two X-ray suites are the first in the Southeast to offer advanced SkyFlow technology from Philips, which produces a more detailed image with less radiation.
  • Fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy combines X-ray technology and contrast material to get a moving image of a specific organ. Inside our two pediatric fluoroscopy suites, our technologists use pulsed fluoroscopy to reduce radiation dosage.
  • Computed tomography (CT). CT takes X-ray technology a step further to obtain very detailed “slices” or cross-sectional images of the body. Our pediatric 256-slice CT scanner is the most advanced technology available today and includes iterative reconstruction, a specialized computational technique that requires minimum radiation to produce a high-quality image. 
  • Ultrasound. Inside our two pediatric ultrasound rooms, our sonographers use a handheld device known as a transducer to produce sound waves that “echo” off organs to produce a real-time image.
  • Interventional radiology. We offer a number of image-guided, minimally invasive procedures as an alternative to open surgery.

Your child may also receive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine at our dedicated suites inside Augusta University Medical Center. MRI is a painless, noninvasive exam that uses a magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to obtain detailed still and moving images inside the body in real time, while nuclear medicine uses a very small amount of radioactive material and a gamma camera to help reveal information that might otherwise require surgery or more invasive diagnostic tests.