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Paediatric Radiology

Skilled radiologists, sharp imaging, accurate diagnoses, and caring hands for the little ones.

Paediatric Imaging Services

At AMI, our team of highly skilled pediatric radiologists provide screening and diagnostic support with state-of-the-art imaging modalities, advanced technology and the expertise to provide the best possible radiology care in the most compassionate way.

The paediatric radiologists at Aster Medical Imaging (AMI) use a wide variety of imaging techniques like plain film radiography, contrast studies, ultrasonography, nuclear radiology, computerized tomography, digital radiography, angiography, interventional techniques, and magnetic resonance imaging for disease detection in infants and children. 

Additional Services Include:

  • Specialist interpretation of pediatric radiographs, ultrasounds, and CAT scansRoutine and emergency pediatric fluoroscopy studies 
  • MRI scans, with sedation wherever necessary
  • MRIs interpreted by specialists
  • AMI’s team is trained to obtain the sharpest images while keeping them safe and comfortable.

We achieve this by:

  • Using child-specific paediatric imaging equipment
  • Treating children and their families with respect and compassion
  • Putting the child at ease and involving them in the procedure
  • Limiting radiation exposure to the lowest possible doses

All CAT scans are reviewed for need before they are performed on our little patients. We adhere to ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable, as active participants in the Image Gently® campaign.


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How Paediatric Radiology Reporting Can Improve Your Throughput Using Our Services


Reporting standards followed as per guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR) & The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

On-Time Reports

Reliable, and accurate reports with less turn-around time. 99% of the emergency reports are delivered in less than 1 hour.

24/7 Compliance

Internationally certified radiologists with Sub-specialty expertise are available 24×7 for 365 days a year.


What is pediatric radiology?

Pediatric radiology is a specialized field within radiology dedicated to the imaging and diagnosis of medical conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric radiologists, who are trained in both radiology and pediatrics, utilize various imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, and nuclear medicine scans to diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions specific to pediatric patients. These conditions may include congenital anomalies, developmental disorders, trauma, infections, and childhood cancers. Pediatric radiologists consider the unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of children, including their smaller size and developmental stages, when selecting imaging modalities and interpreting results. Collaboration with pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and other specialists is essential to ensure comprehensive and tailored care for pediatric patients.

Why is pediatric radiography important?

Pediatric radiology holds paramount importance due to its specialized focus on imaging and diagnosing medical conditions in children, addressing their unique anatomical and developmental characteristics. By utilizing tailored imaging techniques and minimizing radiation exposure, pediatric radiologists enable early detection and accurate diagnosis of congenital abnormalities, injuries, and diseases in pediatric patients. This early intervention not only leads to timely treatment but also improves long-term outcomes. Furthermore, collaboration with other healthcare professionals ensures comprehensive care, while the child-friendly environment created by pediatric radiologists enhances the patient experience, fostering cooperation and successful imaging procedures. Ultimately, pediatric radiology plays a pivotal role in optimizing healthcare delivery for children, contributing to their overall well-being and quality of life.

What are the techniques used in pediatric imaging?

Pediatric imaging utilizes a variety of techniques to visualize internal structures and diagnose medical conditions in children. Some of the most common techniques include:

X-rays: X-rays are widely used for imaging bones and detecting fractures, as well as assessing the presence of foreign bodies or signs of pneumonia in the lungs.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal organs and structures. It is commonly used in pediatric imaging to evaluate the abdomen, kidneys, liver, and heart, as well as to guide procedures such as biopsies or drainage.

Computed Tomography (CT): CT scans use X-rays to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. CT scans are valuable for assessing traumatic injuries, evaluating suspected appendicitis, and detecting tumors or other abnormalities in various organs.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of soft tissues, organs, and the brain. MRI is particularly useful in pediatric imaging due to its lack of ionizing radiation and its ability to provide excellent contrast resolution. It is commonly used to evaluate the brain, spine, joints, and soft tissues.

Fluoroscopy: Fluoroscopy involves real-time imaging of moving structures, such as the digestive tract or blood vessels, using a continuous X-ray beam. It is used to diagnose conditions such as gastrointestinal reflux, swallowing disorders, and vascular anomalies.

Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear medicine imaging involves the administration of radioactive tracers, which are taken up by specific organs or tissues and emit gamma rays that can be detected by a gamma camera. Common nuclear medicine studies in pediatric imaging include bone scans, renal scans, and thyroid scans.

What is the function of radiology services?

Radiology services are integral to modern healthcare, providing diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures crucial for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of medical conditions. Through various imaging modalities such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine scans, radiology aids in the early detection and diagnosis of diseases, facilitating timely intervention and improved outcomes. Additionally, radiology guides treatment planning by offering detailed insights into disease characteristics and progression, while also monitoring treatment response over time. Interventional radiology procedures, performed under imaging guidance, allow for minimally invasive treatments and precise interventions, enhancing patient care and reducing risks associated with traditional surgery. Radiology services prioritize patient safety, ensuring accurate imaging studies and minimizing radiation exposure while upholding high-quality standards. Overall, radiology services play a vital role in delivering comprehensive healthcare, contributing to improved patient outcomes and quality of life.

What is the difference between a pediatrician and a radiologist?

The key distinction between a pediatrician and a radiologist lies in their respective roles within healthcare. A pediatrician specializes in providing primary care to infants, children, and adolescents, addressing a broad spectrum of health concerns such as growth, development, infectious diseases, and chronic illnesses. They serve as the primary healthcare providers for children, offering preventive care, diagnosis, treatment, and management of various medical conditions. Conversely, a radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in interpreting medical images obtained through imaging techniques like X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, and nuclear medicine scans. Radiologists play a critical role in diagnosing diseases, identifying abnormalities, and assessing treatment responses based on imaging findings. They collaborate with pediatricians and other specialists to provide diagnostic support and guide treatment decisions, ensuring comprehensive care for pediatric patients.

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