Imaging Services

Providing inpatient and outpatient pediatric imaging and radiology 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 exams annually.

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

Services Offered & Conditions Treated


  • Diagnostic Imaging / Fluoroscopy
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Services are focused on using minimal radiation

Most Advanced Technology

  • 3D imaging techniques
  • 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • MRI (3.0T & 1.5T)
  • Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) film-less environment including Pictorial Archival Communications Systems (PACS).
  • CR and DR offers these benefits:
    • Up to 40% less radiation to the patient
    • Faster image acquisition time, so less radiation in patients
    • Higher quality images for better diagnoses and less of a need for repeat exams
    • Shorter ED and Imaging visits for patients
    • Reduced need for sedation services

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Angiography
    • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
    • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Inpatient and outpatient X-ray services
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
    • Pediatric ultrasound
    • Obstetrical/fetal ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed radiography

Better Access to Care

  • General outpatient imaging  services are available after hours for office-based pediatric physicians in Central California.
    • Referring physicians can send patients to Valley Children's with a doctor’s order and have an X-ray taken without going through the Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Interventional Radiologist Consultations

  • Interventional radiology
  • Amniocentesis
  • Drain fluid collections:
    • Percutaneous abscess drainage
    • Percutaneous nephrostomy (drain kidneys)
    • Percutaneous aspirations
  • Intussusception reduction

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
    • Hanford
    • St. Agnes in Fresno
    • Merced

Multidisciplinary Services