Pictured: In the new Pediatric Radiology suite, Drs. Melissa Spevak, Thierry Huisman and Aylin Tekes.
The Division of Pediatric Radiology at Hopkins Children's has a new home!
• Ultra-modern technology designed to improve care, streamline workflow and encourage efficiencies
• X-rays and CT scanners use the newest techniques to reduce the applied radiation dose to a minimum
• The most sensitive, highest-speed CT scanners and pre-imaging quiet rooms eliminate the need for sedation in many young children who tend to fidget
• Conveniently located right next to the pediatric ORs and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
• An MR-compatible incubator for critically ill newborns allows a baby to be imaged without ever leaving the safety of the incubator
New Home for Our Inpatients
Our patients who need hospitalization have a new home at Johns Hopkins: The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. Our new 205-bed building features:
Easy access via front entrance or pedestrian bridge to Orleans Street Garage and our Rubenstein Child Health Building.
“All of our imaging equipment and technology will be where all the action is and where we’re needed the most.The pediatric ORs literally open into pediatric radiology.” -Thierry Huisman, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Radiology
Mission of the Division of Pediatric Radiology
- State-of-the-art pediatric radiology with the highest level of medical expertise and the newest imaging techniques limiting exposure to ionizing radiation in a child friendly environment for patients up to 19 years of age.
- State-of-the-art education for radiology residents, fellows in pediatric (neuro-)radiology and radiological technologists.
- State-of-the-art research to better understand pediatric diseases and pathologies and to develop advanced imaging techniques tailored to the specific needs of children.
- Plain film imaging.
- Functional imaging using fluoroscopy with reduced radiation dose techniques.
- Pediatric ultrasonography including duplex sonography.
- Computer tomography with reduced radiation dose techniques (Dose-care).
- Magnetic resonance imaging in natural sleep, conscious sedation and in general anesthesia.
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging including diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging, 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
- Second opinion of pediatric radiological studies.
- All studies are performed with child-specific equipment.