Medical imaging, The Children's Hospital at Westmead


Phone: (02) 7825 2931


Location: Level 2, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. 

About our service

Medical imaging, also known as radiology or diagnostic imaging, uses non-invasive imaging methods to help doctors to diagnose and treat your child’s illness.

We use X-rays, CT scan (CAT scan or Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and ultrasound to produce images of the body. We interpret the images and send the report to your child’s doctor.

We're skilled at addressing your child's needs; our child-friendly waiting room has plenty of toys to entertain, and our technicians are savvy with the scared, the squirmy, and the very sick.

Our radiologists undertake specific training in the diagnosis of children’s illness and have the know-how to obtain the best diagnostic images.

Appointment information

Appointments are required for the following services:

  • Fluoroscopy: (02) 7825 2931
  • MRI: (02) 7825 2385
  • CT scans: (02) 7825 1244
  • Ultrasound: (02) 7825 2908
  • Interventional studies: (02) 7825 2931 

Xrays: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (no appointment necessary)

After hours services are available for emergencies

Directions to medical imaging

The department is on level 2 of the Hospital. Find us by following these directions:

  • enter through the main Hospital entrance doors (level 2, Diagnostics building)
  • walk past Starbucks Cafe on your right until you see the chemist your left.
  • turn left at the chemist and follow the corridor.
  • cross over the glass walkway into the Medical Imaging Department.
Last updated Wednesday 29th May 2024

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