Pediatric Imaging

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, CH-272B
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, Dena Blancato
Phone:
Fax:
203-785-2688
203-785-4328


The section of Pediatric Imaging within the Yale Department of Radiology is composed of dedicated radiologists; 4 of who are fellowship trained in the subspecialty of Pediatric Radiology. All are devoted to the care of children, utilizing advanced equipment to assist pediatricians in determining the best way in which to assess a specific problem with attention to minimizing radiation dose. The section is involved in:

  • Radiographic interpretation
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

There are approximately 40,000 exams interpreted and performed by the section each year. Imaging takes place at Yale-New Haven Hospital Children's Hospital and at two dedicated off-site pediatric outpatient facilities in New Haven and Norwalk.

Education

Yale Pediatric Imaging is responsible for the education of residents (3-4 months during the course of a residency) in the Yale Department of Radiology as well as from the residency programs of Bridgeport Hospital. We are also involved in clinical research and actively involved in clinico-radiologic conferences. These include a once weekly Tumor Board, and monthly conferences with the Pediatric Surgery, Urology, and Emergency Medicine departments. There is also representation at the once weekly Pediatric Discharge Conference. This is in addition to the daily rounds with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Newborn Special Care Unit, and the pediatric inpatient teams.

There is an ACGME accredited Pediatric Radiology Fellowship available each year. This individual receives training in all aspects of Pediatric Radiology in collaboration with the Yale Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, and Interventional Radiology sections.

There are broad clinical research opportunities.  Recent and ongoing projects include pediatric adrenal lesions and prenatal abdominal cyst imaging.


Publications

Engel C, Silva C, Baker K and Goodman TR: Underutilized ultrasound applications in the neonatal intensive care unit.<http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=23143111> Ultrasound Q. 2012 Dec;28 (4) :299-304. PMID: 23143111

Goodman TR and Amurao M: Medical imaging radiation safety for the female patient: rationale and implementation.<http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=23065171> Radiographics. 2012 Oct;32 (6) :1829-37. PMID: 23065171

Riera A, Hsiao AL, Langhan ML, Goodman TR and Chen L: Diagnosis of intussusception by physician novice sonographers in the emergency department. <http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22424652> Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;60 (3) :264-8. Epub 2012 Mar 15. PMID: 22424652

Silva CT, Naveed N, Bokhari S, Baker KE, Staib LH, Ibrahim SM, Muchantef K and Goodman TR: Early assessment of the efficacy of digital infrared thermal imaging in pediatric extremity trauma.<http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22362422> Emerg Radiol. 2012 Jun;19 (3) :203-9. Epub 2012 Feb 24. PMID: 22362422

Miller CR: Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: a misnomer? <http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22311592> Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Jun;42 (6) :647-52; quiz 773-4. Epub 2012 Feb 5. PMID: 22311592

Sheth MM, Cai G and Goodman TR: AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: congenital mesoblastic nephroma. <http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22236896> Radiographics. 2012 Jan-Feb;32 (1) :99-103. PMID: 22236896

Silva CT, Brockley CR, Crum A, Mandelstam SA. Pediatric ocular sonography. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2011 Feb;32(1):14-27.

Malhotra Y, Fitzgerald TN, Jubinsky PT, Harper H, Silva CT, Zambrano E, Diefenbach KA, Moss RL, Bhandari V. A unique case of rhabdoid tumor presenting as hemoperitoneum in an infant. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):247-51.

Goodman TR. Understanding the cancer-CT conundrum. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug;44(7):469-74.

Leder SB, Baker KE, Goodman TR. Dysphagia testing and aspiration status in medically stable infants requiring mechanical ventilation via tracheotomy. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul;11(4):484-7; quiz 488.

Silva CT, Amaral JG, Moineddin R, Doda W, Babyn PS. CT characteristics of lung nodules present at diagnosis of extrapulmonary malignancy in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar;194(3):772-8.

Silva CT, Doria AS, Traubici J, Moineddin R, Davila J, Shroff M. Do additional views improve the diagnostic performance of cervical spine radiography in pediatric trauma? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Feb;194(2):500-8.