X-rays, on the contrary, involve exposure to radiation. For this reason, they can be used exclusively in well-founded cases and by order of a medical specialist.
In what cases should we seek medical advice from a radiologist for our child?
Ultrasonographic examinations of newborns:
- For general screening of a newborn: hip screening (from the age of 4 to 6 weeks to the age of approximately 4 months) ultrasonography of the skull may be performed approximately until the age of 6 months (if the fontanelle is open)
- abdominal ultrasonography: abdominal organs – to examine for disorders of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, organs of the lesser pelvis and some intestinal diseases
- Skeletal system: fractures, examination of orthopaedic problems, developmental disorders, inflammation, etc.
- Abdominal X-ray: e.g. intestinal obstruction, ingestion of foreign body
- Chest X-ray: e.g. in the case of clinical suspicion of pneumonia
Radiological examinations available at our clinic:
- hip, skull and abdominal ultrasonography:
- hip screening test (from the age of 6 weeks)
- ultrasonography of the skull (may be performed until the age of 6 months, when the fontanelle is still open)
- abdominal ultrasonography
- complex screening, which contains all three types of (hip, skull and abdominal) examination
Upon a paediatrician’s advice:
- X-ray examinations: upon the advice of medical specialist
- neck - diseases of the lymph nodes and the thyroid gland
- joints and muscles - in the case of pathological effusion, muscle tears and palpable abnormalities
- soft tissue – in the case of palpable abnormalities
- spine – in the first two months of life
- Further ultrasonographic examinations (upon medical advice)
- X-ray images: for infants, children and adults (upon medical advice)