The CT scanner is a doughnut-shaped machine used to view parts of the child's body that cannot be seen with a regular X-ray. A child CT scan uses advanced X-ray technology to take cross-sections of your child’s body, called slices. Because they produce pictures with great clarity, child CT scans are very useful for physicians.
View this interactive video to learn more about what to expect during your scan.
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The Children's Radiology departments are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation by the ACR demonstrates a commitment to quality care and patient safety, setting Children's apart from other radiology centers.