Diagnostic Imaging 

Providing inpatient and outpatient pediatric imaging services to infants and children, as well as expectant mothers, our pediatric radiologists have advanced training and over 100 years of combined experience. Noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible. Anesthesia and sedation services are available, when medically appropriate, to provide a more complete and less stressful exam for the patient and family. We are one of the largest pediatric imaging centers in the state, performing about 120,000 inpatient and outpatient exams annually.  

Our pediatric radiologists and team members specialize in pediatric diagnostic imaging. We offer our pediatric patients the highest level of expertise and are highly committed to the pursuit of expanding our skills to further refine our services. We work closely to coordinate and customize services for our patients, which optimizes the value and accuracy of our diagnostic services. 

Medical imaging is also a key part of Valley Children's Prenatal Diagnostic Center.

Services Offered 


  • General Radiography and Fluoroscopy 
  • Chest, abdominal, spines, upper and lower extremities, pelvis, and head/skull procedures in general X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy procedures include upper and lower GI studies, arthrography and cystography
  • DXA – Bone Densitrometry
  • Computed Tomography (CT)  & CTA
  • Body, neuro and vascular imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging  (MRI)  comprehensive services include::
  • Body, neuro and vascular imaging  (MRA/MRV)
  • FMRI
  • Pediatric Cardiac MRI
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Body, neuro and vascular imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • All percutaneous procedures (including abscess drainages, aspirations, nephrostomies, etc.), ablations, sclerotherapy, vascular procedures and central lines 
  • IR consultations conducted for all procedures 

Focused on Pediatrics

  • Faster image acquisition allows for up to 40% less radiation to the patient
  • Pediatric anesthesia team expands our comprehensive pediatric imaging services
  • Pediatric interventional team
  • Our team provides our pediatric patients the highest level of “pediatric-centric” skills and techniques
  • Reduced need for sedation services due to our full entertainment system in MRI Imaging and our Child Life Team which works closely with our patients to improve their imaging experience

Better Access to Care

  • General  X-rays are accessible 24/7 with physician’s order
  • Outpatient CT, MRI, US, DXA and NM services provided with referring physician’s order and scheduled via our scheduling department

Prenatal Diagnostic Services

  • Fetal Screening Program (State of California AFP facility)
  • Fetal MRI
  • First trimester screening
  • Nuchal translucency
  • Breast imaging

(Please see our Prenatal Diagnostic Center for complete information on this service.)

Services in Other Locations

  • We provide imaging services for our satellite units throughout Central California:

Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno 
Mercy Medical Center, Merced 
Valley Children's Neonatal ICU at Adventist Medical Center, Hanford

Multidisciplinary Services

Medical Staff

Smith, J. Charles, MD

Davis, Trevor, DO

Forsythe, James, MD

Hastrup, William, MD

Laningham, Fred, MD

Mak, Ceayee, MD

Myracle, Michael, MD

Nagel, Edward, MD

Raines-Hepple, Robert, MD

Shroff, Mona, MD