LITTLE IS BIG TO US
Low dose medical imaging for children from newborn to 18.
Learn more about Pediatric Imaging and affiliating information using Wake Radiology’s resources and online forms.
- Ultrasound as an Alternative to CT for Pediatric Imaging
- Second Opinion Interpretations by Specialty Radiologists at a Pediatric Hospital
- Early Diagnosis of Harlequin Eye & Other Craniosynostoses is Key
- Small Patients Deserve Big Differences in Imaging–Low Dose
- Pediatric Radiologists Help Children
- Pediatric Imaging: Taking Care of the Smallest Patients
- Wake Radiology Expands Pediatric Imaging
Did You Know?
Wake Radiology Rises Above
✔ All images are read and interpreted by a board certified, subspecialty trained radiologist.
*Most local and regional radiology options have 20% compliance with these standards. Public Policy Polling, 2012.
Wake Radiology began its pediatric radiology program in 1994 through our work with WakeMed. We were the first group in the area to hire fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists and develop a medically based approach that is child-focused and family-centered. In 2009, we became the first to provide dedicated outpatient pediatric imaging services in Wake County and remain the largest pediatric radiology group in the area.
Pediatric Imaging Center
The Wake Radiology outpatient Pediatric Imaging Center in West Raleigh is the first – and only – in the Triangle. It was designed to meet the needs of children from newborn to age 18 and is one of only a handful of its kind in the country. Our child-friendly center features a private “quiet room” that families use to calm their sick or anxious children. Parents can also use this room for feeding and changing their children, and for private consultations with our pediatric radiologists. Wake Radiology pediatric radiologists and technologists are skilled in handling children. They are experts at getting children to hold still using age-appropriate distraction and coping techniques. This allows us to get high-quality studies done quickly, which reduces the amount of stress on both the child and caregivers, and decreases the number of repeat exams. Our radiologists get directly involved in almost every case at our West Raleigh office, and this hands-on approach allows us to tailor exams for every patient, thereby increasing diagnostic accuracy. Our outpatient Pediatric Imaging Center offers all radiology modalities except MRI (which is performed at our Raleigh MRI Center) and serves as the hub for all pediatric imaging we provide at our other Triangle locations. It’s also a convenient option for families needing follow-up appointments after hospitalization. The office is located in the medical neighborhood surrounding Rex Hospital, and a pediatric radiologist is on-site Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
Convenient West Raleigh location
Outpatient pediatric imaging at our other offices
During the work week, parents can also bring their children to most of our other outpatient offices for routine examinations. Images taken at these locations are immediately sent electronically for interpretation by one of our pediatric radiologists at the Pediatric Imaging Center. On Saturday, parents can bring their children to our Cary and Garner locations to have the imaging study taken “closer to home.” When a child needs a non-urgent study, parents who really want to be present for the procedure (but can’t get off of work) really like this option. Magnetic resonance studies (MRI, MRE and MRA) are performed Monday – Saturday at our Raleigh MRI Garner seven days a week at our Cary office. When appropriate, a pediatric radiologist collaborates with our MR radiologists on the interpretation.
Inpatient imaging continuity at WakeMed
Our pediatric radiologists not only interpret imaging studies taken at all Wake Radiology outpatient locations, but they are also on staff at WakeMed hospitals. This approach delivers an important level of imaging continuity that improves the care provided by the area’s pediatric community and its increasing number of pediatric subspecialists.
Meet Our Pediatric Imaging Radiologists
Dr. Douglas is a pediatric radiologist. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Pediatrics, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in pediatric radiology. View Full Biography »
Dr. Lerner, a pediatric radiologist, joined Wake Radiology in 2009. She was a fellow in pediatric radiology at Duke University Medical Center where she was chief resident in diagnostic radiology. View Full Biography »
Dr. Meyer is pediatric imaging radiologist at Wake Radiology with a special interest in cardiovascular imaging. View Full Biography »
Dr. Townsend is a pediatric imaging radiologist at Wake Radiology. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in pediatric radiology from the American Board of Radiology (ABR). View Full Biography »