Pediatric Imaging

Sometimes an imaging study is the best way to diagnose your child’s illness. Columbia’s pediatric radiologists care for children of all ages by performing and interpreting every type of imaging study.

We use the newest technology specially designed or adapted for children. Our dedicated pediatric radiologists are available 24/7 for emergencies and consultations. We perform almost 60,000 imaging studies each year, giving us extraordinary experience in visualizing pediatric anatomy and making accurate diagnoses. Our goal is to provide your child and family with the best possible care.

Our Services

Low Dose Imaging

Because children are more sensitive to the effects of radiation used in imaging, we use the lowest dose procedures and equipment while providing outstanding diagnostic service. We are active participants in the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging’s Image Gently initiative, a campaign dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide. We are committed to imaging when there is a clear medical benefit; using the lowest amount of radiation to get an adequate image; imaging only the indicated area; avoiding multiple scans; and using alternative diagnostic studies (such as ultrasound or MRI) when possible.

Child Life Specialists

Visiting the hospital for an imaging test can cause anxiety. Our team includes specialists from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital's Child Life Service, whose goal is to help your child feel secure, comforted, and able to understand what is going on.