Our radiology team, available around the clock, is specially trained in caring for children. We offer a full array of diagnostic tests in a pleasant, age-appropriate environment. Our technologies include CT, MRI, X-ray, fluoroscopy and ultrasound.
Our new beach-themed pediatric MRI suite contains a larger-than-life sand castle enclosing the MRI scanner; the first of its kind in the region. Throughout the suite, seaside murals cover the walls and special flooring made to look like waves touching the shore welcomes children and their families. The suite includes an intake room, child-life area, sedation/recovery areas and a reading room.
The high-tech MR scanner is equipped with special software that allows clear images to be taken, even with some patient movement. This alleviates the need for sedation for many patients and also makes the scan more comfortable for children. A newly-released noise filter will reduce the noise of the scan by up to 70 percent. The opening of the MRI is larger than most machines and special Cinemavision goggles are available, which create the illusion of watching a movie in a theater, rather than having a scan. A dedicated team of pediatric MRI technologists, pediatric nurses and a tech aide provide patient care and treatment.
Services are provided Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 7 pm and anesthesia/sedation is available daily.
We offer two convenient locations: the inpatient imaging facility at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and a specialized outpatient pediatric imaging facility adjacent to the Pediatric Specialty Clinics at 1 Long Wharf Drive.