Pediatric Radiology

A. James Barkovich, MD Recognized by the Society for Pediatric Radiology

A. James Barkovich, MD, received the Presidential Recognition Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) at their annual meeting.

Meet Trinity, UCSF Benioff’s Beloved Facility Dog, in Honor of the Year of the Dog

In honor of the Year of the Dog, we wanted to introduce Trinity, a beloved facility dog who helps patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland redefine possible. 

An Added Dimension for CT

Radiology’s gift—being able to see the interior of a body—has provided critical insight for surgeons for over a century. But as Jesse Courtier, MD, associate clinical professor in pediatric radiology points out, going from a two-dimensional radiologic image to operating inside the body itself takes a strenuous cognitive leap.

UCSF Introduces KittenScanner for Pediatric Patients

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay has introduced a KittenScanner into the pediatric waiting room of the radiology department. It is the latest addition to the department’s commitment to Ambient Experience design, which incorporates lighting, projection and sound to provide positive distractions for patients. With the KittenScanner, we’re involving children in their own care through play, reassurance and effective preparation.

UCSF’s Cutting-Edge Use of Fetal MRI: Diagnosing Complex Abnormalities in Utero

Led by the expertise of Orit Glenn, MD, director of fetal MRI at Mission Bay Hospital, and Jim Barkovich, MD, director of Pediatrics/Fetal RIG, the UCSF Medical Center is one of the few sites in the country that is experienced in performing and interpreting fetal MRI.

Helping the Smallest Patients Overcome Juvenile Arthritis

Pediatric arthritis is a challenging disease to diagnose, but fortunately new treatments greatly lessen the disease and are offering new hope for children.

Patient-Friendly Pediatric Scan Suites Ease “Scanxiety”

New pediatric imaging suites – complete with colorful murals, music and sound effects, and moving images projected on the inside of the machine – are helping to ease the “scanxiety” that may come with undergoing medical imaging exams.

Child Life Specialists: Empowering Pediatric Patients through Knowledge & Play

When it comes to medical treatments, the unknown can cause fear and anxiety in both children and their parents. Part of the role of the Child Life Specialist is to make the unknown more familiar and predictable.

Juvenile Arthritis: Current Treatment and Future Advances

Our research with advanced imaging aims to help the children suffering from juvenile arthritis that we are treating today, as well as children in the future.

Getting to Know a UCSF Pediatric Radiology Child Life Specialist

As a certified child life specialist my job is to help children and their families get through radiology tests as quickly and comfortably as possible. Learn more!