Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
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With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: brain and nerve test, neuroimaging.
A brain scan is an imaging technique that evaluates brain structure and/or function (by detecting blood flow) of the brain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) are the two most common types of brain scans, but others may also be used.
Most types of brain scan involve the child staying awake and lying on an examination table while a machine is used to scan the brain. A short acting, safe, radioactive material may be injected into a vein and the child may have to wait awhile for it to circulate prior to the procedure.
In most cases, no special preparation is needed for the test. Children should remove jewelry or any metal prior to the procedure.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: February 26, 2021 02:57 PM
The Radiology facilities at Nicklaus Children’s are specifically designed for the comfort and diagnosis of infants, children and adolescents.
Computed tomography is a medical imaging test that can be used as a diagnostic tool for a wide variety of medical conditions. It involves taking pictures of sections or slices of the body, layer by layer, to get a complete picture of an area of the body.
A brain magnetic resonance imaging test is a medical procedure used to take pictures of the brain. It differs from CT scans in that it does not use radiation.
Ultrasound is a medical imaging test that uses sound waves emanating from a special machine to produce images of the body. When ultrasound is used to generate images of the brain, this is known as a brain ultrasound.