When your child needs a radiology (imaging) test, what should they expect? Learn more about the different types of radiology exams, how to prepare, and what you and your child can expect before, during, and after the test.
A CT scan takes detailed pictures of your child’s organs, bones, and other tissues.
These test can help your child’s physician take a closer look at their esophagus, stomach, or small intestine
This test uses fluoroscopy, which is an X-ray, to take a closer look at their urinary system
MRIs use a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of your child’s body
Both of these devices provide the medical care that your child needs effectively
Nitrous oxide is a very quick-acting inhaled sedation medicine to allow your child’s physician to safely do the procedures
Nuclear medicine allows your child’s physician to see all the way down to the molecules in their body
Radioiodine therapy shrinks or kills thyroid cells using radioactive iodine
What To Do Next
Your child will need an order from a provider to schedule a radiology procedure. Once the order is placed, call 402-955-5600 to schedule the procedure. Take advantage of our offsite clinics to save yourself a trip to the hospital. Please call ahead, as not all studies can be completed offsite.
Information on X-ray imaging services locations can be found here.
Information on imaging services offered at the Children’s Specialty Pediatric Clinic in Lincoln can be found here.
For Referring Providers
The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for referrals, emergency and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).
Learn more about referring patients.