The Division of Pediatric Radiology is based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a 316-bed tertiary care regional referral center and teaching hospital. ACH is the only freestanding pediatric medical center in the state and is considered a center of national prominence in multiple disciplines. The radiology facilities at ACH are state-of-the-art and include North America’s first clinically available 320-slice volume CT scanner. The department will soon be physically expanding with additional hospital construction.
Division faculty includes 14 board-certified radiologists. Each has completed additional fellowship training in pediatric radiology and has either obtained or is eligible for Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) certification. The division provides patient care and training in all aspects of pediatric imaging, including radiography, digital fluoroscopy, neonatal radiology (includes ECMO), neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional procedures, angiography, cardiac imaging, ultrasound, CT, MRI (including MR angiography and spectroscopy), and bone densitometry. A fully staffed fetal imaging program has recently been developed.
Our guiding principles:
- Perform imaging studies and procedures of the highest quality for infants and children
- Tailor our studies and equipment to reduce radiation exposure to our patients
- Minimize patient anxiety and discomfort
- Teach the next generation of radiologists to capably deliver imaging care for children
PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
Diagnostic radiology residents spend one or two 4-week rotations in the division per academic year. Residents are actively involved in image interpretation and dictation, and attend Pediatric Radiology conferences and multidisciplinary conferences. Daily assignments include main reading room, fluoroscopy, body imaging, neuro imaging, and interventional radiology.
Our faculty are actively involved in scholarly activity:
- Clinical research
- Book and book chapter authorship
- National and international radiology society leadership
- Society committee service, meeting coordination, and meeting presentation
- Journal review and editorial boards
- Medical student and resident mentoring