Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric RadiologyNancy Fefferman, MD, Section Chief

The Pediatric Radiology section is dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic body and musculoskeletal imaging of children from infancy through adolescence in a safe and nurturing environment. Our highly experienced staff of board certified pediatric radiologists provide clinical services to inpatients and outpatients at Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Hospital and outpatients within our faculty practices.

We offer a full range of imaging modalities, ranging from plain-film radiography to ultrasonography, fluoroscopy (including voiding cystourethrogram, esophagram, upper GI series, and contrast enemas), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our equipment is among the most advanced in the country. We currently have four 1.5-tesla MRIs and three 16-slice multidetector CT scanners. The latter have minimized the need for sedation and allowed for a significant decrease in the radiation dose.

Education is a vital component of Pediatric Radiology. We provide training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows and sponsor regular intradivisional and interdepartmental multidisciplinary conferences.

Research within the Pediatric Radiology section focuses on improving techniques in pediatric cross-sectional imaging and reducing the dose of ionizing radiation. Current projects include development and optimization of advanced MRI techniques in the evaluation and therapeutic intervention of vascular anomalies; the development and utilization of a phantom-based dose-simulation technique for study of the relationship between radiation dose and diagnostic performance of CT; and analysis of the correlation between radiation dose and diagnostic accuracy of pediatric portable computed radiography.