The Children's Mercy Department of
Radiology offers diagnostic imaging equipment especially designed to accommodate children of all ages and sizes. Our facilities and diagnostic imaging equipment are designed to alleviate fears and provide services with minimal need for sedation or restraint.
Our team includes a team of board-certified and
fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists and qualified
technologists who provide a safe and comfortable diagnostic testing
environment for pediatric patients. Our pediatric radiologists, technologists, sedation team and child life specialists are experts at alleviating fears.
- Our equipment is geared for pediatric radiology patients and coincides with the Image Gently guidelines for low-dose imaging, using 60 percent less radiation than other facilities.
- Our multiple scans diminish the risk of cancer and reduces the accumulation of radiation.
- Virtually all procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis
and only a few interventional and special procedures require an
- The radiology team includes 22 board-certified pediatric radiologists, many with sub-specialty training.
Resources for Patients and Families
The articles below are part of the Image Gently Campaign and inform clinicians about commonly requested, but misunderstood, imaging studies.