Medical Imaging provides diagnostic procedures using radiography (x-ray) and fluoroscopy. These tests allow our pediatric radiologists to diagnose or assess problems that occur within various areas of your child's body.
General procedures also include:
- Barium enema
- Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) procedure
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) procedure
- Bone, spine and chest radiography
Meet The Team
When getting an X-ray our specially trained pediatric professionals are part of your child's healthcare team. Meet the team.
What to Expect
Our x-ray technologists specialize in pediatric radiography. We focus on safe imaging of children during all medical imaging tests.
Distraction toys for your child are available at the hospital to help assist your child during their exam. For younger patients, immobilization devices may be used to take optimal images. Immobilization will not harm your child; it just helps lessen the movement of the patient during the x-ray.
To provide the highest quality diagnostic exams at the lowest health risk, we follow the recommendations of experts to not use lead shields over your child during their X-ray exam. To learn more about why lead shields are not used on our patients click here.
We use the latest technology to minimize your child’s radiation exposure. We also have a team of medical physicists and radiation safety experts that ensure that radiation levels are safe and will not harm patients.
Once the images are taken, you and your child may leave. After the images have been reviewed by the radiologist, the results will be reported directly to your referring physician. It is your referring physician who will discuss the findings and the plan of care with you.
Watch the video below to see what happens during a x-ray.
To schedule an appointment, please call 312.227.4277. X-rays and ultrasound studies may be scheduled, rescheduled, and canceled through mychart.luriechildrens.org.
For other questions or concerns, or to speak with a radiologist, please call 312.227.4500.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park
2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox
1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie
3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester
Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
Requesting Medical Records
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Billing & Financial Assistance Information
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