Diagnostic Imaging

"Do you know ..." is an educational series for patients and their families.

Nuclear medicine scan

A nuclear medicine scan can provide important details needed to treat your child’s illness. A nuclear medicine scan involves taking pictures of places inside the body.

Preparing for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without using X-rays or radiation. The MRI machine uses a large magnet, radio waves, and computers to take pictures of your child's body.

Sedated diagnostic imaging test

Knowing what you and your child can expect when you arrive for a sedated diagnostic imaging (DI) test helps you to be better prepared to support your child. The staff would like you to understand how these appointments are scheduled and how the testing process works.


Ultrasound imaging is a medical test that helps doctors diagnose and treat illness. It uses high-frequency sound waves to see the inside of the body.