Diagnostic imaging studies in children require special care—not only in terms of the specialized expertise required to select, perform and interpret the appropriate studies for specific pediatric medical situations, but also in utilizing the “soft skills” of medicine needed to provide an environment and experience that sets young patients at ease.
Together with St. Luke’s University Health System, Progressive Physician Associates is committed to providing safe and effective diagnostic exams for our pediatric patients while also ensuring a pleasant experience for children and their families. We provide a variety of diagnostic services including X-ray, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, computed tomography and nuclear medicine.
We employ pediatric-specific protocols that adhere to the Image Gently campaign instituted by various entities dedicated to pediatric imaging with the goal to provide the lowest radiation dose possible while obtaining the best diagnostic quality images. To this end, we recommend and encourage our referring clinicians to substitute radiation-free modalities such as ultrasound and MRI whenever feasible.
Moreover, in a number of diagnostic scenarios for which other institutions may rely on CT, we are able to confidently utilize ultrasound or MRI under the guidance of a board-certified Pediatric Radiologist.
Progressive Physician Associates has strong relationships with general and sub-specialized pediatricians, with whom we collaborate constantly to implement the most current recommendations for pediatric imaging.