Children's Mercy offers diagnostic imaging equipment especially designed to accommodate children of all ages and sizes. Our Kansas City-area facilities and diagnostic imaging equipment are designed to alleviate fears and provide services with minimal need for sedation or restraint.
Providing safe, expert imaging for your child
Modern medicine provides us various types of advanced imaging to look inside your child’s body for diagnosis or to rule out a medical condition. Some of these imaging instruments (such as CT scans, nuclear medicine, and radiographic or fluoroscopic x-rays) produce radiation to obtain these images while others (such as ultrasound and MRI) do not. Each of these methods have their strengths and weaknesses.
At Children's Mercy we use all of these methods, and while the key principle is to recognize which imaging tests are best suited for common clinical indications, our radiologists and care providers are trained to recognize when alternative methods such as MRI and ultrasound can be substituted for radiological imaging.
Some hospitals and imaging facilities that perform radiologic scans on adults use the same techniques when scanning children. Children's Mercy is a pediatric-specific facility that uses imaging instruments dedicated to imaging children. All our CT scanners are state of the art and recently purchased, and are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), as are our technologists and radiologists.
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.