The Division of Pediatric Imaging is located primarily at Hasbro Children’s Hospital (HCH). HCH is a freestanding pediatric hospital located on the campus of Rhode Island Hospital. HCH provides care for approximately 7,000 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients annually. The section provides pediatric imaging services 24/7/365 to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island Medical Imaging, and the neonatal intensive care unit and newborn nurseries at Women and Infants’ Hospital. We perform and interpret radiography, sonography, computed tomography, fluoroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of children. The pediatric imaging center is the tertiary referral site for pediatric imaging and we have dedicated pediatric sedation services on-site. We provide and/or coordinate several multi-disciplinary conferences including pediatric tumor board, pediatric emergency medicine fellows’ imaging conference, neonatal imaging rounds, pediatric/adult sarcoma tumor board, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, PICU imaging rounds, etc.
The Division of Pediatric Imaging is comprised of six fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists and a physician assistant with a range of experience and expertise in the field of pediatric imaging. We are recognized experts in the care and imaging of children and the disorders unique to pediatric patients. Our pediatric radiologists are recognized for excellence in the education of radiology residents and medical students having received several teaching awards. Our faculty pursue and present academic research nationally and internationally including the imaging of appendicitis with MRI. We hold administrative positions within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and within the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Radiology.
Our radiology residents receive dedicated periods of training in pediatric imaging during the course of their residency. Additionally, our radiology residents receive experience in pediatric imaging often as they interpret pediatric imaging regularly while taking call throughout their training in radiology.