Pediatric radiology is devoted to the care of children, using advanced imaging equipment to assist pediatricians in determining the best way to assess a specific problem while minimizing radiation dose.
Pediatric radiologists are specially trained to understand the unique needs of children, parents, and pediatricians in the diagnostic process, with detailed knowledge of illnesses and medical conditions of infants and children. Dr. Delavan is subspecialty trained in pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado, giving ERA unique expertise...
X-RAY technology lets doctors see straight through human tissue to examine broken bones, cavities and swallowed objects. Modified X-ray procedures can be used to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels or the intestines. The X-ray camera uses the same film technology as an ordinary camera, but X-ray light sets off the chemical reaction instead of visible light.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.