Centers & Services

Pediatric Radiology Department

Introduction of the department

The department is part of “Medical center for children” of Okayama University Hospital, established as a core center in the Chugoku-Shikoku region to provide highly advanced pediatric medical health and care. Our department is in charge of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy specialized for children.

Our physicians

Director, Pediatric Radiology Department

Takayoshi ShinyaLecturer

Weekly schedule of outpatient physicians

Please see the page of the Radiology Department.

Treatment system

Medical services are provided mainly by the radiologists in the department.

Treatment policy

Radiologists who are familiar with pediatric diseases treat children using high-end diagnostic imaging modality systems and radiation therapy systems.

Specialties

  • Diagnostic imaging such as CT, MRI and nuclear medicine examinations for pediatric congenital diseases and tumors
  • Radiation therapy for pediatric malignant tumors

Scope of target diseases

  • Pediatric congenital diseases
  • Pediatric malignant tumors

Description of medical care

Okayama University Hospital performs CT, MRI and nuclear medicine examinations of over 1,000 children per year, our department takes charge of almost all examinations. Additionally, we provide radiation therapy for pediatric malignant tumors.
Pediatric radiology is a special territory among radiology fields because children require unique inspection and image interpretation methods that differ from those for adult patients. While making great efforts to reduce radiation exposure as much as possible, the physicians specializing in pediatric radiology provide appropriate and effective medical care.

For outpatients

Please see the page of the Radiology Department.

Main testing methods and medical equipment

  • Diagnostic imaging: plain X-ray, CT and MRI
  • Nuclear medicine: bone scintigraphy, tumor/inflammation scintigraphy, cerebral blood flow SPECT, myocardial perfusion SPECT, lung perfusion scintigraphy, hepatobiliary scintigraphy, renogram, etc.