Pediatric X-rays

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:


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.

Contact Us

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.

Requesting Medical Records

Click here to access portions of your child's electronic medical record online or request printed medical records by fax, mail or in person, and read frequently asked questions about the process.

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