Advanced medical technology gives doctors access to innovative diagnostic and surgical equipment and offers advantages to the children being treated in our health system.

For example, CHKD's new 3 Tesla MRI scanner can produce enhanced images of extremely small structures and detailed images of soft tissue damage such as lesions in the cartilage. It can assist in diagnosing some spine injuries and produce images of brain structures to help diagnose conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

Technological innovations are also a critical part of everyday life for many children. Many of our patients require ventilators to breathe, incubators to grow, or motorized wheelchairs to move from place to place. Your support offers young patients access to technologies that enhance their ability to survive and thrive.