Welcome to the Duke University Division of Pediatric Radiology. We are dedicated to three missions: providing excellent care and imaging services to our patients, their families and physicians, education, and research.
We work closely with our colleagues in pediatric medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties to deliver the best possible imaging services and care for our patients and their families. Our Division tailors imaging examinations to answer specific clinical questions whenever possible so we can optimize imaging utilization and patient safety. We offer all imaging tools for the diagnosis and management of pediatric disease including ultrasound, radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy, CT (including 3D CT), CT/PET, and MRI. We have developed and utilize low radiation dose imaging parameters for our CT examinations. Interventional procedures include but are not limited to feeding tube placement, percutaneous interventional procedures (biopsies, joint injections, and drainage procedures), and esophageal dilatation.
We have a dedicated group of Board Certified Pediatric Radiologists with special added certification for the practice of Pediatric Radiology. We hold multiple multispecialty conferences to aid in the diagnosis and management of complicated cases and to help educate physicians in training. We are available for consultation every day in the pediatric radiology reading room and in the Pediatric Intenstive Care Unit. Our ultrasound and fluoroscopy technicians are also attuned to the special needs of children and their parents and work with us to offer the best experience possible to our patients. Our section received the highest ever patient satisfaction awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
We are also committed to teaching the best imaging techniques and interpretation skills to our radiology residents and pediatric radiology fellows. We welcome students from the schools of medicine, nursing, physician assistants and physical therapy for formal courses or elective observation. Our section was awarded the Charles E Putnam Award, for the section most dedicated to resident education in 2002 and 2009.
Our division’s research includes both clinical and laboratory based imaging studies. Dr. Don Frush has been a pioneer in what is now an international movement to modify imaging techniques and practices to reduce medical radiation exposure to children: The Image Gently campaign. www.pedrad.org/associations/5364/ig/
Welcome. Let us know how we can help you. 919-684-7288.