Pediatric Radiology

Radiology plays an important role in diagnostics; only in specific cases is it used as a general screening test. Ultrasonography is not painful; it does not involve any exposure to radiation and is not stressful for the child. X-rays, on the contrary, involve exposure to radiation. Therefore, it can be used exclusively in well-founded cases and by order of a medical specialist.

In what cases should we seek medical advice from a radiologist for our child?

  • Ultrasonography:
  • In the case of a newborn for general screening:
    • hip screening (from the age of 4 to 6 weeks to the age of approximately 4 months),
    • ultrasonography of the skull may be performed approximately until the age of 6 months, (if the fontanelle is open),
    • abdominal ultrasonography.
  • Upon a paediatrician’s advice:
    • abdominal organs – to examine for disorders of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, organs of the lesser pelvis and some intestinal diseases,
    • neck - diseases of the lymph nodes and the thyroid gland,
    • joints and muscles - in the case of pathological effusion, muscle tear and palpable abnormalities,
    • soft tissue – in the case of palpable abnormalities,
    • spine – in the first two months of life.
  • X-ray examinations: upon the advice of medical specialist
    • Skeletal system: fractures, examination of orthopaedic problems, developmental disorders, inflammation etc.,
    • Abdominal X-ray: e.g.: intestinal obstruction, ingestion of foreign body,
    • X-ray image of the chest: e.g. in the case of clinical suspicion of pneumonia.

Radiological examinations available at our clinic:

  • Ultrasonographic examination:
    • Ultrasonographic examinations of newborns: hip, skull and abdominal ultrasonography
      • hip screening test (from the age of 6 weeks),
      • ultrasonography of the skull (may be performed until the age of 6 months, when the fontanelle is still open),
      • abdominal ultrasonography,
      • complex screening, which contains all three types of (hip, skull and abdominal) examinations
  • Further ultrasonographic examinations (upon medical advice)
  • X-ray images: for infants, children and adults (upon medical advice)

Our doctors:

Kis Éva
Pediatric Radiologist
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14:30 - 17:00
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