Diagnostic Imaging

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Radiology offers a variety of diagnostic services for newborns, infants, children, teenagers, young adults and pregnant mothers. Our experienced physicians interpret images and administer image-guided treatments while providing the most comprehensive, accurate and safe imaging possible. Our equipment, methods and protocols are designed specifically for children. By tailoring to a specific age group, we keep radiation as low as possible while still producing high-quality images.

It is our mission to improve the lives of our patients through innovative imaging and treatment. We offer a variety of imaging services, including:

Computed Tomography (CT)

CT scans use rotating X-rays to create images of the inside of the body, which help physicians diagnose a range of conditions, and monitor treatment progress in some conditions. Learn more about CT scans. 

Fluoroscopy

This imaging method allows the radiologist to see organs and other structures inside the body in motion. It is similar to an X-ray, but instead of a still image it creates “live,” continual imaging, like a video. Learn more about fluoroscopy.

General Radiography: X-ray

An X-ray is the most basic form of medical imaging and is used to create a fixed or still image of the inside of the body. Learn more about X-rays.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI uses powerful magnet and radio frequencies to create 2- or 3-dimensional images of the body. An MRI can show tissues in the body that otherwise may only be seen through surgery. Learn more about an MRI. 

  • Neuroimaging: Neuroimaging is used to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spine, neck and central and peripheral nervous system. It includes various types of brain scans, such as CT scans and MRIs. It also includes functional and metabolic imaging of how the brain responds to tasks or stimuli, measuring blood flow in the brain and brain metabolism. Learn more about neuroimaging. 
  • MSK/musculoskeletal imaging: MSK/musculoskeletal imaging is used to help diagnose diseases or injuries of the bones, joints, spine and soft tissues.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic technology in which a physician inserts a small amount of radioactive materials into the patient to create detailed images of a portion of the patient’s body. Learn more about nuclear medicine. 

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

A PET scan uses radiation to produce 3-dimensional color images of the functional processes within the human body. Learn more about a PET. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the organs and soft tissues inside the body. These sound waves echo from the body to create an image in a computer. Learn more about an ultrasound.