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Pediatric Radiology

Radiology tech and patient's parent prepare pediatric patient for MRI.

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Children are not small adults and need care specifically designed to meet their needs. Our specialized team at Johns Hopkins of pediatric radiologists, pediatric radiologic technologists, pediatric nurses, pediatric anesthesiologists and a child life specialist partner with your family to ensure your child’s care is delivered in a way that is easy to understand and minimizes fears.

We work to deliver world-class patient care through a close collaboration between our pediatric radiologists and the patients, their families and other specialized members of the care team. After reviewing the images, our pediatric radiologists work closely with your child’s doctors to develop a comprehensive care plan.

Patient Care

Our team is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and friendly environment for children and their families.

One way we help children prepare for radiology exams is by using a pretend MRI scanner to practice for the real exam. This looks and feels just like a real MRI machine, and allows our child life specialist to help kids prepare for the exam. This empowers the child to come back for the real MRI exam and not feel overwhelmed by completely new experiences.

Our team has developed pediatric-specific low-radiation techniques for children in computed tomography (CT), X-ray and fluoroscopy. Whenever possible, we utilize non-radiation imaging modalities like ultrasound and MRI.

Meet Our Child Life Specialist

Mollie Young, Child Life Specialist

Mollie Young, our child life specialist, is available to answer your questions about imaging procedures. Her goal is to partner with your family to provide psychological preparation, promote effective coping and alleviate anxiety. She is here to make sure children’s care is delivered in a way they can understand, minimizing their fears, encouraging their involvement and providing a child-friendly environment.

To contact Mollie, call 410-955-7713 or send an email to

Download Our Coloring Book

Pediatric Radiology Coloring Book Cover

This coloring book was created by the pediatric radiology team at Johns Hopkins to help prepare children and their families for a variety of imaging exams and to get them excited about the pictures that are about to be taken of the inside of their bodies. In this book you’ll find cartoons to color in, areas to draw your own pictures, brain puzzles to solve and even a whole page dedicated to getting autographs. We hope you find this activity book to be lots of fun!

Download the Pediatric Radiology at Johns Hopkins Coloring Book

Specialty Centers of Excellence

Our pediatric radiology experts are internationally recognized for excellence in specialized diagnostic imaging studies including:

  • Pediatric neuroradiology
  • Pediatric ultrasonography
  • Pediatric uroradiology

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Our 205-bed building features:


The pediatric radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins allows for specialized experience after a radiology residency. Our pediatric radiology fellow works one-on-one with the assigned pediatric radiology attendings. We collaborate closely with subspecialties in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.


Our pediatric radiology researchers develop novel imaging, diagnostic and treatment techniques to advance pediatric imaging. Examples of our research interests include:

  • Advanced neuroimaging techniques
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Pediatric neuroradiology
  • Pediatric oncologic imaging
  • Pediatric uroradiology
  • Radiation dose reduction

Learn about MRI with and without Anesthesia

A Child’s MRI without Anesthesia – Johns Hopkins Pediatric Radiology

Is your child about to have an MRI exam? Kids can learn from Fin the Fish everything they need to know about coming to Johns Hopkins for an MRI.

A Child's MRI with Anesthesia

Let Fin the Fish help teach your child everything they need to know about getting an MRI exam with anesthesia at Johns Hopkins.


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