Learn About the New Pediatric Imaging Pavilion
You may have heard about the new Imaging Pavilion we are building as part of our Sick Kids Can’t Wait Campaign. We’re excited that it’s very close to being ready for patients, and thought you might like to learn a little more about it.
The Imaging Pavilion will actually be one of the first in the nation to offer ultra-low dose radiation for children. The equipment reduces radiation exposure a child experiences by 50 – 60 percent, which is critical for those children who have to undergo multiple frequent tests. The new technology also improves the precision for medical staff, enabling them to visualize small vessels with greater precision. You can see the machine in action in this fly-through video:
The Pavilion is really a one-stop shop for nearly all of our pediatric imaging needs. Currently our patients have to undergo invasive heart and radiological procedures at the adult hospital. But this suite will offer interventional radiologists, cardiologists and even neuroendovascular specialists the ability to care for patients with congential heart defects, aneurysms, strokes, even cancer or tumors that may require biopsies or other invasive procedures in a space entirely designed for children - from the instruments to the interior design.
To help make the room and experience less stressful for kids, it will feature a Wisconsin Parks theme. Forest paths on the floor, constellation star lights on the ceiling .
We are putting the final touches together and making sure the constellations are just right before the facility is put to use. Your contributions to the Sick Kids Can’t Wait campaign helped to make this state-of-the-art facility a reality.
See the new Imaging Pavilion under construction in this brief slideshow below. Click on the image to start.