The faculty and technological staff of the Section of Pediatric Radiology are specifically trained to obtain high-quality examinations of pediatric patients. Emphasis is placed on optimal imaging of children while minimizing radiation exposure. There are nine pediatric radiologists, a fellow and several radiology residents assigned to the section.
Mott Hospital is a tertiary referral center and primary care facility serving a wide area, including the state of Michigan and neighboring states. In 2007, Child Magazine ranked C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital as the 13th best children’s hospital in the U.S.A. The hospital is a 185-bed facility with 100 general or moderate care, 40 neonatal intensive care and 33 intensive care beds. There are also 38 beds in the adjoining Women’s Hospital and Birth Center.
Construction of a C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital Project is currently underway, with an expected completion in 2011. The new hospital will have a large, comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric imaging department aimed at providing the finest quality pediatric imaging services in a comfortable and friendly environment. The new department will also be a pleasant place to work with attention to ergonomics and efficiency.
The Section of Pediatric Radiology offers a full range of diagnostic services for children, including radiography, fluoroscopic examinations and cross-sectional imaging (CT, MRI and Ultrasound). Other pediatric imaging services are offered through the neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology divisions.
The faculty and fellow are engaged in various research projects as well as in teaching of residents and medical students. Medical students may rotate in pediatric radiology. In addition to daily section teaching conferences focusing on interesting cases, the section of pediatric radiology participates in numerous interdepartmental teaching and working conferences including those with pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric urology, pediatric surgery, and pediatric hematology/oncology.