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Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology - Frequently Asked Questions

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have some commonly asked questions about radiology:

  • Does my child need a special preparation for the test?
  • How do I receive a copy of my child's radiology images (x-rays, CT, MR, ultrasound, nuclear medicine)?
  • How do I reschedule an exam for my child?
  • How do I schedule an exam for my child?
  • What about radiation exposure?
  • What are the adverse effects of Gadolinium contrast agents used in some MRIs?
  • What papers should I bring on the day of the appointment?