Back to top

Diagnostic Imaging: specialties

Our services and techniques

Diagnostic imaging tests go beyond traditional radiography and include, among other techniques, computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasounds that detect tumours or molecular diagnostic systems that combine nuclear medicine techniques with imaging technology. These are some of the most common diagnostic examinations:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This generates images with a high degree of definition. It does not use ionising radiation. We have conventional and advanced MRI systems, which include spectroscopy, tractography or functional, cardiac, breast and fetal magnetic resonance imaging.

It is not covered by public health

Computerised tomography angiography

Our facilities include a haemodynamics room to perform heart examinations using this technique, which radiographs the blood vessels of a specific area of the body.

It is not covered by public health

Computerised Axial Tomography (CT)

Diagnostic test to obtain highly detailed information from any part of the body using X-rays.

It is not covered by public health

Interventional radiology

Ultrasound-guided procedure and CT scan (biopsy or fine-needle aspiration). Diagnostic and therapeutic vascular intervention.

It is not covered by public health

Diagnostic ultrasound

This is generally used for paediatric services and as a support for other processes, such as punctures, biopsies, etc.

It is not covered by public health

Conventional radiology

We are equipped with digital technology to perform radiological studies.

It is not covered by public health

The Diagnostic Imaging team at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital also offers a second opinion service from expert radiologists. We work for all specialties of the hospital, notably in the following fields:

  • Neurosurgery.
  • Musculoskeletal system.
  • Fetal and infant medicine (fetal magnetic resonance imaging).
  • Cardiothoracic and abdominal system.
  • Interventional Radiology (Haemodynamics, Oncology, Neurology).
  • Women (pelvis and breast).