In this section
Our imaging and radiology staff uses the newest, most advanced technology to provide the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment options for children.
Prepare for your visit
Having to have a diagnostic test may be stressful for you and your child. However, knowing what to expect can help put you and your child at ease.
- Prepare for your visit
- Visit Starlight's radiology video walking the child step-by-step through an x-ray, MRI and CT-scan.
Computed tomography (CT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and body structures. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, MRI does not use radiation.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of soft body structures, such as tissues, organs and blood vessels.
X-ray is the process of creating images of the body using radiation to look at images of internal tissues, organs and bones. Doctors use a special type of x-ray, the EOS low-dose radiation scanner, to help treat children with scoliosis (a curved spine). Now, families travel across the country for this cutting-edge care.