United States referrals for interventional 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.

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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 2013. To contact the interventional radiology program, call (414) 266-3152.

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How we provide the best care

  • Image GentlyYour child's safety is our number one concern. If an X-ray or CT scan is needed, 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.

Team approach

  • 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.

Sedation

  • If sedation is needed, one of our 35 board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists will perform the sedation at our Milwaukee hospital. Sedations at our New Berlin clinic will be performed and monitored by our pediatric radiologists and highly skilled nursing team. Team members have advanced training in safe sedation practices.