Beaumont Children's offers imaging services to support the diagnosis of numerous childhood diseases. Services include X-rays, CT (computed tomography or CAT scan), ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine and procedures such as fluoroscopy, biopsy and drainage
of fluid or abscess collections.
Specially trained professionals
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists have additional training and experience in the interpretation of pediatric studies. Supporting the radiologists are technologists specially trained to help children and their
families feel relaxed and comfortable while accommodating any special needs.
- Cutting-edge CT - All Beaumont CT scanners are programmed to minimize radiation dose while obtaining high quality diagnostic images. Our Flash CT offers the additional advantage of being up to 40 times faster than a conventional CT,
decreasing the likelihood that sedation will be required for many patients.
- Kitten Scanner - Located at our Royal Oak campus, this child-sized model scanner reduces fear by helping children learn about the MRI scanning process by "trying it out."
- Cinemavision - These MRI-compatible goggles and noise-cancelling headphones provide entertainment from a patient's own DVDs, CDs or iPod or from television, reducing the need for sedation during MRI.
- Open Bore and Wide Open MRI - Our open bore MRI (larger opening) and wide open MRI (open at both ends) help reduce a child's anxiety. When it is medically appropriate to use these MRI machines, the open MRI allows parents to hold
a child's hand during the scan. Available with wide open MRI scans, ambient experience functionality allows children to have some control over the experience by choosing different lighting and sound elements.