Lurie Children’s Department of Medical Imaging provides care that spans across all hospital divisions by providing services like medical imaging tests and interventional radiology. We perform more than 115,000 procedures a year, helping our specialists care for their patients with the best imaging procedures possible.
Our high-tech digital imaging equipment gives children the least amount of radiation exposure as part of our commitment to the Image Gently campaign. Unlike most radiology departments, Lurie Children’s has two full-time medical physicists, who monitor radiation dose and equipment to ensure that patients receive safe doses. We also have the capabilities to safely use sedation to image children who could not otherwise have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other tests.
When you step into any of our facilities, you enter a vibrant, kid-friendly atmosphere. Our spaces are designed to make families feel comfortable — from waiting room activities to adventure-themed exam rooms in the hospital.
We feel passionately about minimizing the radiation exposure that children receive when undergoing imaging procedures, as children are more sensitive to radiation than adults. To help spread awareness and promote gentle imaging techniques, we’ve taken on a leadership role in the Image Gently campaign. In December 2013, our team earned the Siemens' Right Dose Excellence Award for our low radiation dose imaging technique.
In partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we offer several one-year pediatric radiology fellowships. We also have a clinical educator on staff to ensure all of our specialists are up to date with the most current care procedures for our patients.
Private contributions have helped further our efforts to minimize our patients’ radiation exposure by funding new equipment. Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families.
Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.