Looking Inside for Healing Insight
You want your child to be calm and comfortable during any diagnostic imaging test. Virtua is specially set up to help children through this process with a kid-friendly environment and sedation for long or difficult tests. Your child’s fears will be relieved by taking a test run in our mock MRI or by enjoying music or a movie during testing.
Virtua’s Pediatric Imaging Center is the only facility in South Jersey that offers pediatric sedated imaging supported by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) physicians and CHOP sedation nurses. Sedation relaxes kids and reduces “wiggles,” resulting in clearer images that better assist doctors in diagnosing and treating illness.
The CHOP at Virtua pediatric diagnostic team uses advanced equipment to achieve the best images with the lowest radiation dose. Our leading-edge technology includes our 64-slice, multi-detector CT scanner that delivers images faster for a more comfortable experience. And a 3 Tesla MRI system even allows for some patient movement, reducing the need for sedation. In addition, we offer nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and x-ray. And studies are read by a board-certified pediatric radiologist to ensure the highest quality interpretation. Results are sent to the referring physician within 24 hours.