Quality and Outcomes Reports - Imaging (Radiology)
Why we measure it - The imaging department at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin performs more than 100,000 imaging exams every year. We use the latest technology designed for children. Our radiologists work on multidisciplinary teams that provide support to nearly every pediatric specialty within the hospital.
What this means - Many patients and families from outside Wisconsin are choosing our care.
About the data - The blue states on the U.S. map and the list of other countries show where our interventional radiology patients came from in 2012.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has added two new highly respected interventional radiologists to our team.
- Patricia E. Burrows, MD, is a world-renowned authority in pediatric vascular interventional radiology with a focus on blood vessel problems and malformations.
- Nghia (Jack) Vo, MD, is nationally known for his expertise in diagnostic radiology with a subspecialty in pediatric interventional and diagnostic radiology.
- Your child's safety is our number one concern. Our radiologists review all tests that are ordered to see if other tests can be used that do not use radiation. If an X-ray or CT scan is needed to show a better result, we use the lowest amount of radiation possible.
- We are part of the Image Gently campaign, an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. The campaign goal is to increase awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children.
- Our interventional radiology staff members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Patients who come to our Interventional Radiology Clinic will be seen by one of our four interventional radiologists and their team. During the visit, your child's images will be looked at and new images will be taken, if needed. Treatment options will also be discussed.
- Our experienced technologists are comfortable working with children. They will educate you and your child about what to expect during an imaging procedure. They use special techniques to help position your child to get the best image. Lead shielding is used, when needed, to protect the child's body as much as possible from radiation.
- Our Child Life specialists help calm and relax your child before, during and after a scan. They know many ways to help your child cope during a test. Distraction and relaxation techniques are often used such as listening to music, watching movies, and playing with games or toys.
- If you or your child have any concerns about a scheduled test, team members are available to speak with you to answer questions.
- Team members will try to do a scan without sedation. If sedation is needed, they will work with our doctors to come up with an appropriate solution that meets the child's needs.
- If your child needs sedation, one of our 35 board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists will do the sedations at our Milwaukee hospital. Sedations at our New Berlin clinic are performed and monitored by our pediatric radiologists and highly skilled nursing team. Team members have advanced training in safe sedation practices.
Patients and families:
- To schedule an appointment with our imaging department, please call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280. To schedule an appointment with interventional radiology, please call (414) 266-3152.
- Follow instructions very carefully before and after imaging tests for your child's safety and comfort.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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