Radiology is the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses using equipment such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to make images of the inside of the body. Our Radiology team is specially trained to care for infants, children and teens. We have the largest group of board-certified pediatric radiologists in the Northwest, and perform and read more than 100,000 exams a year. We provide a complete range of diagnostic tests. We also do procedures that use imaging techniques to reduce the number or size of incisions needed (minimally invasive procedures). Our facilities have state-of-the-art technologies, including digital imaging, to provide your child with the most advanced diagnostic services and treatments available.
We keep your child's safety in mind at all times. We take great care to use the lowest amount of radiation possible to produce the best image. (For more information, read our radiation exposure handout [PDF].) Your child's healthcare provider may suggest that your child receive medicine to put them to sleep during an exam. If so, your child's team will include one of Seattle Children's pediatric anesthesiologists, who are specially trained and have extensive experience in working with young patients.
Our team knows how important the comfort of your child is during testing and treatment. We make sure you understand the reasons for your child's testing and treatment, and try to make you and your child comfortable during all phases of your stay.
We now offer a full range of imaging services at our Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, including MRI, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography and diagnostic X-ray. If your child needs sedation or anesthesia, it will be given by one of our pediatric anesthesiologists.
We also provide diagnostic X-ray services at our clinic in Federal Way.