Meet Our Courageous Patients

"The staff in the radiology dept. were very helpful and concerned regarding the process, they explained each step before it happened with made us feel at ease."
—Children’s Radiology patient parent

"Staff went above and beyond to explain the process and to answer any questions we had."
—Children's Radiology patient parent

PatientStories

Meet Justin Gold Justin has to get MRIs regularly. He knows that Children's looks out for him—the scanner even plays movies so children can watch their favorite films while they are being scanned. He loves Transformers.

Meet Kara At age 5 Kara was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disorder that affects the development and growth of nerve cell tissues. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used to monitor changes in her condition and help doctors make decisions about treatment.

Meet Luke Luke was born with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) which causes problems in how arteries and vessels carried oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. He had 3-D images taken of his heart using a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI) scanner at Children's to determine the best time for the procedures.

Meet Maia Maia had X-rays and other radiology test taken at Children's that confirmed she had bone cancer. Maia was the first patient in Georgia to receive a magnetic expandable implant which prevented amputation. She continues to have bone density scans to measure bone strength and look for masses.

Meet Max Max has syringomyelia, a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. He has magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at Children's to assess his brain and kidneys and voiding cystourethrograms (VCUG) to access his bladder.

Meet Noor Noor has spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal column fails to completely close during prenatal stages. Orthopaedic surgeons at Children's used computed tomography (CT) scans to evaluate her condition and help correct a foot deformity related to her condition.

Meet Peyton Doctors diagnosed Peyton with pneumococcal meningitis—an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. At Children’s, she had an interventional radiology procedure to help guide the placement of a PICC line—a long, thin flexible tube placed into the main vessel in her chest to administer life-saving antibiotics.