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What to Expect for Your Child's Procedure

We welcome you and your child to Interventional Radiology. Please read the specific information on your child’s procedure and bring questions with you on the day of the procedure. If there are any concerns prior to your procedure, we can be reached at 202.476.3791.  

It is very important that you arrive promptly for the procedure. Generally, we ask you to register nearly one to two hours before your procedure time and arriving late may cause further delays for your child.

Preparing for Your Child's Procedure

Being There for Your Child

What to Expect on the Day of Your Child's Procedure

Please Note:

If you are pregnant or think you could be, you may not accompany your child during the procedure. This is because of the radiation from X-rays and other imaging.

If you have other children, you will need to make arrangements for them to stay at home.

You will wear a heavy lead apron for radiation protection. If you experience frequent back or neck pain or have a condition that prevents you from carrying more than 5-10 pounds, you may not want to accompany your child during the procedure as the lead apron exacerbate your problem.