X-rays & Scans

Your child may need an x-ray or a scan to help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions, plan surgeries and guide treatment.

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X-rays help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions and guide treatments. Find out more about what an x-ray involves. 

Ultrasound scans help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions and guide treatments. Find out more about what an ultrasound involves. 

CT scans help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions, plan surgeries, and guide treatments. Find out more about what a CT scan involves.

Fluoroscopy helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions. Find out more about what fluoroscopy involves.

MRI scans help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions, plan surgeries, and guide treatments. Find out more about what MRI involves. 

Sometimes, to understand what's happening inside your child's brain, your doctor may recommend MRI, a special type of scan. 

A micturating cysto-urethrogram (MCU) is an x-ray test of the bladder as it fills and empties.

Nuclear medicine scan scans help doctors diagnose and monitor medical conditions and guide treatments. Find out more about what a nuclear medicine scan involves.

Nuclear medicine kidney scans check on kidney size, function and signs of kidney scarring which may be caused by repeated urinary tract infections.

Ultrasound is very useful for looking at soft parts of the body such as the kidneys and bladder.