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Why should I have my son go to a pediatric radiologist?

My son needs to have a CT scan, but instead of going to a regular radiologist, his doctor referred us to a pediatric radiologist. What would a pediatric radiologist do differently?

2 Answers

Not much in my opinion
A diagnostic radiologist completes a five-year residency training program. A pediatric radiologist, after his or her residency is complete, does an additional fellowship in pediatric radiology. These radiologists are specialized in pediatric disorders, which are quite different than diseases in adults. Remember, children are not little adults. In view of this, I would have my child reviewed by a pediatric radiologist with a certificate of added qualification, which is an exam they need to pass after the fellowship.

I hope this helps.