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Children's Hospital is ranked One of America's Best Children's Hospitals.
No one wants to spend hours waiting around for an MRI — especially kids. That's why we're both efficient and flexible in accommodating inpatient, outpatient, and critical care patients. We offer fast turnaround on results, a 24-hour scanner, distraction techniques to settle jittery young patients—such as our Adventure Series of imaging equipment which uses fun-loving characters to guide children on unique, interactive journeys, and the option of anesthesia for MRIs.
Our neuroradiologists are on the cutting edge of developing technology for pediatric neuroimaging. To help provide fast, high-resolution imaging for babies, our physicians developed the first FDA-approved neonatal head coil and are currently developing advanced neuroimaging techniques for pediatric use and pioneering the use of sodium MRI to visualize brain tumors in children.
At the Brain Care Institute’s pediatric neuroimaging section, we offer a full range of testing options — all using the latest technologies and the lowest possible radiation doses in order to provide the highest possible image clarity.
What it does:
Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT scan)
uses x-rays and computer technology to make detailed, cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat and organs
records the brain's continuous, electrical activity by means of electrodes attached to the scalp
videotapes the patient during the EEG to see behavior during a seizure
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) including MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion (arterial spin labeling), Tractography
uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body
Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity
uses electrodes inserted into the muscle or placed on the skin to record electrical activity and muscle response to evaluate muscles and motor neurons
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
gives a computer picture of the brain's activity rather than its structure by measuring levels of injected glucose labeled with a radioactive tracer
Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA) Scan
gives a scan of arteries going to and through the brain
Cerebral Spinal Fluid Analysis (Spinal Tap or Lumbar Puncture)
makes an evaluation or diagnosis by examining the fluid withdrawn from the spinal column
records the brain's electrical response to visual, auditory, and sensory stimuli
uses dye injected into the spinal canal to make it clearly visible on x-rays
uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs, allowing internal organs to be viewed while functioning to assess blood flow through various vessels
uses ultra high-frequency sound waves enable the physician to analyze blood flow
finds the area deep within the brain that is causing epileptic seizures
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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