Our Approach to Pediatric Radiology

In the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC – and at the hospital in general – we continuously focus on family-centered care in order to provide an optimal experience for patients and their families. Many innovations have taken place in Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC with the intent to lessen the anxiety of patients and families, thus reducing the need for sedation during imaging studies. 

Our techniques include:

  • Adventure rooms — Our Adventure Series of imaging equipment creates a unique journey for every patient that makes the radiology experience more exciting, interactive, and fun. 
  • Distraction techniques — The Pediatric Radiology Department implements age appropriate coping skills to facilitate distraction for patients. 
  • Imaging gently — The introduction of the Image Gently™ campaign provides further promise that the focus of the Pediatric Radiology Department is on patient care.