Diagnostic Procedures

Learn more about the diagnostic capabilities available from the Section of Radiology at Nationwide Children's.

CT Scan

A CT (Computed Tomography) is a type of imaging that uses x-rays to takes pictures of your body. 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of examining the inside of the body. The MRI machine is a large magnet that surrounds the body. It uses magnetic fields and radio frequencies instead of X-rays to produce images.

Nuclear Medicine Scan

A nuclear medicine scan is a type of exam that takes pictures of your child's body. It can be used to study the function and structure of body.


An ultrasound exam is a type of imaging that uses sound waves to see inside the body. 


An x-ray, sometimes called a radiography, is a noninvasive and painless exam that uses electromagnetic waves to see an area of interest on your body.