Our facilities in Boston and our satellite locations include state-of-the-art X-ray and fluoroscopy units. See ‘Technology’ for more information.
Child Life Specialist
Our Child Life specialist is available to support your family before and during fluoroscopy exams to make your child's visit as safe, pleasant and comfortable as possible. She is an expert on child development and is specially trained in supporting children and families in a hospital environment. The support of the child life specialist has resulted in little need for sedation and a high level of satisfaction from parents.
We recently surveyed 200 parents whose children underwent VCUGs at the hospital this year and found that 92 percent of the parents came away from the experience satisfied. Angela Franceschi, one of two child life specialists in the Department of Radiology, presented the results at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting this year.
Our unique approach to pediatric radiology means that a radiologist with subspecialty expertise in the disease or organ system under investigation will interpret your child's study. Specialty areas include:
- Cardiac Imaging
- Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
- Gastrointestinal/Abdominal Imaging
- Genitourinary Imaging
- Head and Neck Imaging
- Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Oncologic Imaging
- Pulmonary Imaging
- Vascular Malformations/Intervention