Cook Children's Radiology Imaging team in Fort Worth provides services focused on the imaging needs of children. We are dedicated to making your child's experience safe in an environment that is child and family centered.
Our team of radiologists, anesthesiologists, technologists, nurses and Child Life specialists are experts in caring for children.
- Bone densitometry (DEXA)
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI)
- General radiology (X-ray)
- Interventional radiology
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)
Our team is led by doctors specializing in pediatric radiology. They receive additional training in pediatric imaging and are board certified. Your child's radiologist is responsible for reading radiology procedure results.
Anesthesia services are available in the Radiology department. Anesthesia may be required for young children who are unable to remain still long enough for certain Radiology procedures. Using anesthesia for children undergoing an MRI exam is very common and safe.
If your child is scheduled for anesthesia, a radiology nurse and a nurse practitioner from the department of Anesthesiology will call you. These nurses will ask you questions about your child's medical information, give you special preparation instructions, and answer questions you might have. On the day of your child's procedure you will meet with your anesthesiologist to talk about the anesthesia plan.
Referring physicians: To schedule your patient (inpatient/outpatient), call 682-885-1201. After 3:30 p.m. and on holidays and weekends, call 817-321-0404 (on-call IR physician). You'll find referral forms on our appointments page.
Patients: For questions regarding your child's appointment, to reschedule or cancel, please call 682-885-4076. Schedulers are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Your doctor's office may have given you some directions to follow. If these directions are not followed correctly, your child's appointment may be delayed or rescheduled.
If your child has been scheduled for a radiology/imaging procedure you probably have lots of questions. Most of them can be answered by the referring physician's office team. However, following are some handouts we have made available.
- CT Scan
- Tomografía Computarizada
- Bone scan
- Gammagrafía Ósea
- Renal scan with diuretic
- Gammagrafía renal con diurético
- MIBG Scan
- Gammagrafía con MIBG
- Chest X-ray
- Radiografía del pecho
- VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
- VCUG Cistouretrograma de Evacuación
- UGI upper gastrointestinal
- UGI Exploración gastrointestinal superior
- Contrast enema
- Enema de Contraste
- MRI magnetic resonance imaging
- MRI Resonancia magnética