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Pediatric Radiology

Radiology plays an important role in diagnostics; only in specific cases is it used as a general screening test. Ultrasonography is not painful; it does not involve any exposure to radiation and is not stressful for the child.

Pediatric Radiology

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?

  • Ultrasonography:
    Ultrasonographic examinations of newborns:
    • For general screening of a newborn: hip screening (from the age of 6 weeks to the age of 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)

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