Duke Pediatric Radiology

Expert Care from Pediatric Specialists

The Duke University Division of Pediatric Radiology offers the most advance imaging service available for patients under the age of 18. Our division is committed to improving the health of children through a high quality, state-of-the art imaging program, delivering care in a safe and child-friendly environment.

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Convenient locations in Durham and Wake County




Internationally recognized experts working for you




12-month fellowships for competitive applicants



Procedure information for kids

The team employs the most technologically advanced equipment to yield the highest quality images, while utilizing the lowest radiation doses possible to achieve diagnostic results. Duke pediatric radiology remains a world leader in development of low radiation dose techniques and the Image Gently Alliance.  Helpful information for your child about all procedures

Screening Services

Duke Pediatric Radiology remains a world leader in in development of low radiation dose techniques while offering all imaging tools for the diagnosis and management of pediatric disease.


Fluoroscopy is an advanced imaging technique used by Duke pediatric radiologists requiring the use of ionizing radiation to create better images but always at the safest level possible for the best outcomes.



The Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedure is an advanced imaging technique that uses a powerful magnet to create very detailed images of many different body parts without the need of ionizing radiation.



Duke Pediatric Radiologists may perform a computed tomography (CT) scan which is often used to diagnose medical conditions in almost every part of the body by creating 3D images for the best possible diagnosis.



Our dedicated pediatric radiologists, pediatric radiology technologists, pediatric sonographers and pediatric nurses perform over 70,000 imaging examinations per year, providing dedicated care in the simplest and most complicated of cases. All studies are interpreted by pediatric radiologists, doctors who are fellowship trained and who maintain Certification of Added Qualifications in pediatric radiology, and are dedicated to provide diagnostic imaging to infants, children and adolescents.

Joseph Y. Cao

Medical Instructor

Caroline W.T. Carrico, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Donald P. Frush, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Ana Gaca, M.D.

Consulting Associate

Charles Maxfield, M.D.

Charles M. Maxfield, M.D.

Professor of Radiology Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

Division Chief, Pediatric Radiology

Professor of Radiology Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

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