Pediatric Imaging

pediactricimagingChildren are unique patients, and Advanced Radiology understands the gentle care needed when working with young children. They have distinct requirements when it comes to imaging, and the doctors and staff at Advanced Radiology give children the special attention they need to feel comfortable and to get a fast, accurate diagnosis.

A certified pediatric radiologist is on staff

All our physicians are trained in the care of pediatric patients, but Advanced Radiology also has a board-certified pediatric radiologist—the only one in Fairfield County to give you added peace of mind. She continually reviews our imaging protocols and techniques to ensure that Advanced Radiology provides leading-edge treatment for our young patients.

Pediatric Neurosonography (Ultrasound of the Brain)

The examination is performed through the anterior fontanelle, or soft spot at the front of a baby’s head. It is painless and non-invasive. As with all ultrasound examinations, no ionizing radiation is used. Additional views of the brain and the surrounding structures may sometimes be taken from other angles to better visualize some structures. An ultrasound may be used to evaluate for bleeding or to identify or track abnormalities. As a child grows, the fontanelles shrink and are finally closed in most children by two years of age. Ultrasound becomes more and more difficult as the fontanelle decreases in size and may not be appropriate in some children for that reason. This exam usually takes 30 minutes to complete. Advanced Radiology currently offers this study only in the Stratford office and Department of Radiology at Yale New Haven Health System’s Bridgeport Hospital. No prior preparation is required for this exam.

Pediatric Hip Sonography

Ultrasound of the hip can be useful in both the diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and monitoring of treatment. A doctor will request a hip ultrasound if he/she has felt a “click” during the newborn exam, or there is a family history of hip dysplasia, or breech presentation at birth. Ultrasound is usually not performed on patients less than 2 weeks old due to the normal bone “looseness” associated with birth. The exam usually takes 30 minutes to complete. No prior preparation is required for this exam.

Infant Ultrasound for Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the pylorus, the lower part of the stomach through which food passes to enter the small intestine. The muscles in the pylorus may become enlarged and cause narrowing to the point where food is prevented from emptying out of the stomach. This can cause your baby to vomit forcefully and often, and may cause other problems such as dehydration and salt and fluid imbalances. Immediate treatment is important. The exam usually takes 30 minutes to complete.

Preparation: Do not feed the baby for 3 hours prior to the exam. You must bring an empty bottle with a nipple and a bottle of pedialyte.

Pediatric Imaging is available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

PEDIATRIC ULTRASOUND OF HIP AND SPINE AND INFANT ULTRASOUND FOR PYLORIC STENOSIS

Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street

PEDIATRIC ULTRASOUND OF URINARY TRACT

(includes kidneys and bladder as part of assessment for vesicoureteral reflux)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road
Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

PEDIATRIC CT

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

PEDIATRIC MRI

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road
Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

Preparation

No prep for any patient in diapers. For more information about specific imaging exams, please refer to the Services listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of our staff or your referring physician.

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