Pediatric diagnostic imaging in Dallas, Texas

Diagnostic tests and procedures can be frightening to children. To combat this fear, Medical City Children's Hospital created and staffed its pediatric imaging center with your child's unique needs in mind.

Our outpatient diagnostic imaging center offers a full range of diagnostic procedures to pediatric patients.

To schedule an appointment at our pediatric diagnostic imaging center, please call (972) 612-6525.

Family-centered imaging center

In addition to advanced imaging services, our diagnostic imaging center offers family-centered, compassionate care. For most exams, we encourage parents to stay in the room with their children. This comforts parents and makes children more calm and cooperative.

Pediatric medical imaging services

Some of the diagnostic imaging services we provide to children include:

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The imaging center is equipped with the most advanced CT and MRI technology available. State-of-the-art equipment reduces the amount of radiation received by pediatric patients.

To learn more about what a child can expect at their MRI exam, please watch the video below:


We have a pediatric fluoroscopy machine, which includes additional filters that adult fluoroscopy machines do not have. These filters reduce your child's exposure to radiation.


Our X-ray machine is digital, meaning there is less radiation used than with traditional X-ray or computed radiography (CR), all done in a dedicated pediatric environment by staff that have gone through special training.

Arriving at our diagnostic imaging center

Because we your time, our pediatric imaging center has streamlined patient registration and scheduling and offers a smooth pre-certification process.

Pediatric imaging check-in is located on the first floor of the Children’s Hospital, near the "ant farm." For any pediatric patient receiving sedation for their exam, registration is located on the second floor of the Children’s Hospital at the "beehive."

Parking validation is complimentary.

Imaging services at Medical City Healthcare

Imaging services refers to the performance of imaging exams for better visualization and treatment of medical conditions. Different exams allow radiologists and physicians to view structures and activity within the body. Imaging exams are vital for diagnosis and there are a wide range of tests that can be performed.

Learn about Imaging services