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Radiology and Imaging
People who have disabilities and complex conditions deserve radiology and advanced imaging services designed specifically for their needs. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, we’re experts at providing imaging tests for children, teens and adults who have physical and cognitive (thinking and learning) disabilities.
By offering sedation services, positive distractions (techniques to calm and distract patients) and specialized equipment, we create an environment that supports the best possible care for our patients. Through Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare, we continue providing care for patients whose needs continue into adulthood. Gillette is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Why Choose Gillette?
- Our experts understand the unique needs of people who have disabilities and complex conditions that began during childhood.
- Our environment reduces stress for patients and their families.
- We offer low-dose techniques that minimize radiation exposure while ensuring high-quality images.
- We believe that people who have disabilities deserve a lifetime of excellent health care—from birth through adulthood.
Gillette’s radiology and imaging team includes highly trained technologists and physicians who specialize in performing and interpreting imaging tests. All of our providers have extensive experience working with children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions that began in childhood. We collaborate with providers in a variety of specialties to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
Gillette collaborates with St. Paul Radiology to provide expert reading of pediatric imaging studies. St. Paul Radiology is nationally known for its specialized expertise in interpreting radiological studies of children.
To search for additional providers, visit Our Care Team.
Tests We Offer
Gillette offers a wide range of imaging tests to help diagnose problems and evaluate outcomes following treatment.
Some of the tests we perform most often include:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Bone density (DXA) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test
- Ultrasonography and sonography (ultrasound) test
- Fluoroscopy and video fluoroscopy exams
For more information about the tests and treatments we offer at Gillette, search Conditions and Care.
Gillette Advanced Imaging—located on our St. Paul Campus—includes a variety of features to reduce stress and ensure proper care for children who have disabilities, complex conditions and serious injuries. In addition, radiology and imaging services at all of our locations feature specialized equipment and the skills of highly trained experts.
Positive distractions are video, sound and lighting features that help calm and relax patients during tests and procedures. Many of our rooms are equipped with those features to help patients relax and remain still. In many cases, patients can choose which images they want to see during their tests.
In cases where positive distractions are insufficient or a patient’s disabilities or pain might interfere with the successful completion of a test, we offer sedation services. Advanced Imaging is located adjacent to our surgery suites to make it easy to provide sedation and monitor patients during testing.
Many of our patients require respiratory support while undergoing imaging tests and diagnostic procedures. Gillette’s respiratory therapy team provides expert care during procedures to ensure the highest standards of safety.
Specialized Equipment and Skills
Gillette’s facilities feature specialized lifts and equipment for people who have disabilities, complex conditions and serious injuries. Our full-length X-ray equipment produces high-quality images that help in diagnosing scoliosis and other spinal deformities. In addition, our technologists are experts at performing imaging tests for people who use seating systems or wear metal fixators following limb-length surgery.
Low Radiation Equipment
Gillette’s advanced equipment minimizes radiation exposure while ensuring high-quality imaging—a significant benefit for patients whose conditions might require frequent imaging tests.
Locations of Service
All of our radiology and imaging tests are available at our St. Paul Campus. In addition, X-ray services are available at our outpatient clinics in Burnsville and Minnetonka and at Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare for older teens and adults.
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Services vary by location. For all of our locations, visit Directions and Locations.
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