Your Child's Visit to the Radiology Department

When your child visits the Pediatric Radiology Department at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we use a range of methods to lessen anxiety and provide a pleasant — and even fun — imaging experience.

Our child life specialists and radiology staff can help you and your child prepare for your visit and cope with any fears about the radiology test.

Preparing for a Stress-free Radiology Visit

One other way we try to make your child's visit less stressful is to let you know what to expect.

Before your child's Radiology Department visit at UPMC Children's requiring sedation/anesthesia — A nurse will attempt to call you a few days before your visit and provide you with all of the details about your child's test. The nurse will also let you know if your child needs to do anything special to prepare. Information will be tailored according to your child.

During your child's imaging test — When you arrive at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, look for signs to the Grape Elevator. Take it to the Radiology Department on the 2nd floor. Your child will change in to a hospital gown in most instances.

After your child's Radiology Department visit — A UPMC Children's radiologist will review your images and provide a report usually within 48 hours. The test results will also need to be reviewed by your child's doctor, which may take several days.

More Radiology Resources to Help You Prepare for Your Child's Visit

Contact Us with Questions or Concerns

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