Neurocritical care is the treatment of life-threatening diseases of the nervous system, and physicians in this field help diagnose, prevent and treat secondary brain injuries.

What neurocritical services are provided at Children’s?

Our neurocritical care team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta specializes in diagnosing and treating critical brain conditions, including:
  • Brain tumors
  • Seizures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

We work with our Brain Injury Program to deliver coordinated care.

Evaluations and diagnostic tests for critical brain conditions and injuries may include:

  • 24-hour neurocritical care with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) monitoring
  • Complete medical history and physical examination performed by a doctor
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring (monitors pressure in the brain)
  • Video electroencephalogram (vEEG) monitoring (combines an EEG with video of the patient)
  • X-ray

Management and treatments for critical brain conditions may include:

  • Medications
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

We offer state-of-the-art radiology services for children ages 0 to 21.

At Children’s, we are 100% dedicated to kids. That’s why our radiology services and equipment are specially tailored to pediatric patients.


The Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has 24-hour coverage from a doctor trained to deal only with children and young adults.

The neurocritical care team works closely with our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program to help patients recover. Physiatrists—doctors who are trained to deal with pain and rehabilitation—will design a program to fit each child’s needs.

We have the only dedicated pediatric Level I and Level II trauma centers in the state—a special term given to a hospital because of its transport, emergency surgical, education and injury prevention services.