Together with St. Luke’s University Health System, PPA is committed to providing a safe and effective experience for our pediatric patients while also ensuring a pleasant experience for both the child and the 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, diagnoses for which other institutions may rely on CT, we are able to confidently make with ultrasound or MRI under the guidance of a board-certified Pediatric Radiologist.
PPA has a strong relationship with general and sub-specialized pediatricians, are in constant collaborations and works together with them to implement the most current recommendations for pediatric imaging.