Radiology

Radiology

(757) 668-7250

Your child's safety is very important to us. For every test, we use the lowest possible radiation dose based on each child's age and size. And we follow the Image Gently guidelines established in 2008 by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

Children Need Pediatric Radiologists

All five of our radiologists are board-certified and hold certificates of added qualifications (CAQ) in pediatric radiology. You can be assured that one of them reads every single image, whether created at the main hospital or a CHKD Health Center.  

Why is this important? Pediatric radiologists are specially trained to understand the unique needs of children, parents and pediatricians in the diagnostic process.

Along with a degree from a medical school, pediatric radiologists have a year or more of clinical medicine training, four years of training in diagnostic radiology, and one or more years of training in the diagnosis of infants, children and adolescents using imaging equipment.

That extra training makes them uniquely qualified to read pediatric diagnostic images like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. And all of our equipment, procedures and staff members are oriented to children's special needs.

Radiology/Imaging Services

The following are the most common procedures that we offer.

Locations and Hours

To schedule an appointment for any location, call (757) 668-7251 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. When your child’s appointment is scheduled, any special preparation or instructions for the procedure will be provided at that time. For emergencies, all imaging procedures are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CHKD Main HospitalAppointment Hours
Diagnostic X-rayMonday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
Bone DensityMonday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CT ScanMonday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fluoroscopic ProceduresMonday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
MRIMonday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Nuclear MedicineMonday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
UltrasoundMonday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m 
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

By LocationAppointment Hours
Health Center at Kempsville
Building B
X-ray - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
Health Center at Burnetts FarmX-ray - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
Health Center at Butler FarmX-ray - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
Health Center at OakbrookeX-ray - Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
Ultrasound - Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (757) 668-7251 for an appointment.
Health and Surgery Center at Oyster PointX-ray - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
MRI - Monday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointment for non-contrast/non sedation. Call (757) 668-7251 for an appointment and more information.
Ultrasound - Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Call (757) 668-7251 for an appointment.
Health and Surgery Center at Princess AnneX-ray - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary for diagnostic X-ray.
MRI - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contrast and anesthesia studies available. Call (757) 668-7251 for an appointment and further information.
Ultrasound - Mon-Fri 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Call (757) 668-7251 for an appointment.

 

Physician's Order for Diagnostic Procedures

All diagnostic/imaging radiology procedures require a physician's order. Insurance companies may further require pre-approval of the procedure. In these cases, the ordering physician's office will obtain an authorization from the insurance company before scheduling the procedure.

Radiology Locations

(757) 668-7250

More Than A Hospital

CT Scans at CHKD

Patient Safety is our No. 1 Priority

 

The FDA announced recently that a small number of patients having CT scans at hospitals in other states were exposed to excessive radiation. The hospitals cited used more than the generally accepted amount of radiation to perform certain tests.

 

As a result, the FDA issued new safety awarenesses to help prevent additional cases of excess exposure. CHKD is following all of these guidelines.

 

CHKD’s CT scanner is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and meets all federal and state regulations for patient safety. In addition, our CT scanner, Nuclear Medicine Department and X-Ray machines use dosage limits at or below that determined by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CHKD also follows guidelines recommended by the National Committee on Radiation Protection (NCRP), and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). An independent Medical Physicist insures CHKD meets all of these standards and maintains compliance.

 

CHKD’s CT technologists are all nationally-licensed by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and our radiologists are board-certified in pediatric radiology.

 

The CHKD Department of Radiology is committed to making sure that your child’s test is accurate, comfortable, and above all, safe.