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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Diagnostic Imaging
Una técnica analiza el TAC realizado a un paciente en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

In the Diagnostic Imaging Area at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we not only observe the image and interpret it, but also analyse the operation and behaviour of the organs.

We believe that there is a paradigm shift and that, at present, it is important to not only identify or diagnose the disease, but also to perform appropriate follow-up to offer the best possible treatment and results.

We support all pediatric specialties, both for inpatients and outpatients. A pediatric radiologist is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering continuous emergency care in all forms of diagnostic imaging. Each year we perform more than 5,000 CT scans and 6,000 MRIs in a space adapted to pediatric patients.

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

The professionals of the Diagnostic Imaging Area at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital have extensive experience in the use of child-oriented diagnostic techniques.

We are aware of the anguish that tests can cause children, so we use anesthetic support and we adapt to the age and condition of each patient.

High-tech and humanised equipment

We use cutting-edge technology to improve diagnosis

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Protocols adapted to children and adolescents

We use pioneering radiation measurement systems to guarantee the use of the minimum necessary doses

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Pediatric patient-oriented professionals

The use of immobilisation devices is useful to reduce the dose of anesthesia required.

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Second opinion service from expert radiologists

We are a highly-specialised team trained in leading hospitals works to make our patients feel comfortable during the diagnostic tests.

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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.

Specialties and services

Tests we perform

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Computerised tomography angiography
Computerised Axial Tomography (CT)
Interventional radiology
Diagnostic ultrasound
Conventional radiology

Our professionals

Emili Inarejos Clemente
Jordi Muchart López
María Navallas Irujo
Mónica Rebollo Polo
Paulino Sousa Cacheiro
Marta Tijerin Bueno
Marina Huguet Pañella

Technical specialists

  • Carlos Javier García Mallo
  • Alba Carrillo Rauet
  • Maria Dolores Ruiz Torres
  • Josefa Fernández Torres
  • Manuel Gómez Ponce
  • Isabel María González Hernández
  • Lenia González Sandoval
  • Susana Hernández Núñez
  • Melisa Jiménez Trevejo
  • Antonio Lausin Agudo
  • Anna Mir Besse
  • Alba Osorio Gutiez
  • Laura Prieto Borges
  • Maria Teresa Robles Díez
  • Estela Mendoza Bielsa


We have an extensive iconographic archive that we use for educational and scientific purposes. As part of a department collaborating with multiple hospital areas, the Diagnostic Imaging team participates in many of the Hospital's research groups and clinical trials, which include the following specialties:

  • Neurology (epilepsy).
  • Fetal Medicine.
  • Cardiology.
  • Oncology.
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedics.
  • Psychiatry and Psychology.


Over the last decade, the Diagnostic Imaging Area has increased its training activities. In 2005, 5 resident physicians rotated with us; in 2016 this number has increased to more than 40 professionals. In addition to internal training, professionals of the Area participate in the following courses:

  • Collaboration in postgraduate and master's studies.
  • Monographs on Pediatric Radiology.
  • Continuous Diagnostic Imaging refreshing course.
  • Agreement with the Inter-American College of Radiology (CIR). This agreement allows us to work with professionals from outside of Spain. 

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital affiliated with the Universitat de Barcelona. We share our knowledge and train professionals so that they may specialise in high-complexity medicine.

Information for families

It is very important that you let us know:

  • If the patient is asthmatic or has had an allergic reaction to the radiological contrast agent, drugs or food.
  • If the patient is receiving any treatment.
  • If the patient experiences persistent dizziness or vomiting and fever hours after anaesthesia. In this case, notify the hospital as soon as possible.
  • If you are a woman and you think that you could be pregnant.

Below are a number of warnings and tips for families that will be useful to you if your child has to undergo diagnostic imaging tests.