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Imaging tests show detailed pictures of soft tissues, organs, and bones inside the body.
These images show a tumor’s location. Doctors called radiologists look at the images and make detailed reports about what they see.
Radiology reports help your health care team diagnose and treat some childhood diseases. Imaging tests done throughout treatment show the medical team how the disease responds to treatment. After treatment, your child has imaging tests as part of follow-up visits to check for any changes.
How you help your child prepare for an imaging test depends on the type of test that is done. Follow all the instructions your health care team gives you for the test. This will help your provider get the best possible image of your child’s body.
Reviewed: August 2022