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Services & Programs

The Division of Radiology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is committed to more than just accurate results. Our holistic approach is geared toward optimized care for patients and their families.

SERVICE

CinemaVision

Who doesn’t love getting lost in a great movie? CinemaVision is CHAM’s state-of-the-art entertainment system: patients put on the CinemaVision goggles to watch their favorite films during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, easing them through the procedure and providing a welcome alternative to sedation. Talk to your child’s radiologist to learn more about our CinemaVision options.

Sedation

Younger children sometimes face difficulties staying calm, collected and still during computed tomography (CT) scans and MRI examinations; this can cause images to come out blurry, potentially affecting the accuracy of a diagnosis. When appropriate, CHAM is equipped to sedate children for these procedures; all sedations are supervised by physicians trained in pediatric anesthesia; from start to finish, we closely monitor all children using cutting-edge equipment, ensuring their safety and comfort.

Contrast Injection

CT scans and MRI examinations may sometimes require intravenous contrast, a mild injection into the patient’s vein, to enhance our diagnostic accuracy. CHAM is committed to only using non-ionic contrast solutions; while more expensive, this method is safer and reduces the chance of contrast reaction.

Fluoroscopy Studies

Before an upper gastrointestinal (GI) or VCUG examination, we may ask your child to refrain from food for a certain period of time. This prevents stomach problems during the examination and allows the contrast material to show up with greater detail.

Additional Services

We have dedicated Child Life services in the Radiology Department. For more information, visit the Child Life Program