Located near Dell Children's Hospital in Austin.
At ARA’s Children’s Imaging Center, our radiologists and technologists are highly specialized in children’s imaging and pay close attention to the unique physical and emotional needs of these young patients and their families. The spectrum of pediatric disorders varies greatly from those encountered in adults, requiring expertise in children’s imaging. Congenital, metabolic, and developmental disorders are some of the areas our radiologists focus on, along with the more common broken bones and appendicitis.
We also follow the Image Gently protocol in recommending exams for children, meaning that we are alert to every way we can lower the radiation dose that children are exposed to while getting the imaging needed for diagnosis. One way we minimize the radiation dose is to choose lower-dose exams such as ultrasound, MRI, and X-ray when possible. However, sometimes CT is the right exam and needs to be performed to diagnose the child’s problem.
At Children’s Imaging Center, we have created a relaxing and colorful environment, and we excel in helping children and families relax and have the best experience possible while providing expert imaging and diagnostics to help your child feel better.
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Because children’s radiology is different than radiology for adults, it’s important to choose radiologists with experience in the special imaging of children.
Children are more sensitive to radiation than adults. While CT may be the right exam for your child to make a diagnosis, we will use other forms of imaging when possible.
VACCINES: ARA does not have any publicly available vaccines—we are passing ours along to groups that are set up for public vaccination. We appreciate your understanding.
MASKS: ARA continues to require employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.