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Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging

Specializing in pediatric radiology

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, children's needs differ from adults’. They need extra safeguards and care. Our team has the experience and training to keep your child safe while providing accurate medical images. Our goal is to exceed families’ and referring physicians’ expectations with our imaging and interpretation.

Meet Your Care Team

Christopher M. Baron

Christopher M. BaronMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Kimberly C. Brennan

Kimberly C. BrennanMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Gabriella L. Crane

Gabriella L. CraneMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Melissa A. Hilmes

Melissa A. HilmesMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology

Why Choose Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging at Vanderbilt

  • Responsible care

    We support the Image Gently Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, dedicated to raising awareness of lower radiation doses in the imaging of children. Children's Hospital also supports and practices the radiation safety principle of ALARA, an acronym for “as low as reasonably achievable.”

  • Experienced care

    Our pediatric radiologists, nurses and technologists perform and interpret about 125,000 pediatric imaging exams each year.

  • Recognized Care

    The American College of Radiology (ACR) is an organization that sets standards of healthcare imaging excellence. Certification from the ACR is the gold standard for any imaging department. Children's Hospital is certified in every available area of CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound.

  • Advanced training

    Our doctors are dedicated and specially trained to provide diagnostic imaging to infants, children and adolescents. With advanced training, our pediatric radiologists are capable of providing greater accuracy in reading and interpreting images.

  • Advanced technology

    We use the latest technology to offer clear, more detailed images to your doctor as quickly as possible. 

  • Low-risk imaging

    Your child’s safety is one of our top priorities. We minimize your child's exposure to radiation by following the Image Gently program and ALARA principle for radiation safety.

Child Life Specialist of the Year: Sarah Beth Gray

Sarah Beth Gray, a Child Life Specialist in Radiology at Children's Hospital, recently received the Child Life Specialist of the Year award from Delta Air Lines.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range diagnostic imaging, including: