The pediatric neuroradiologist is a physician who aids the surgeons
in patient diagnosis and treatment. The radiologist uses a wide array of
techniques, including computerized axial tomography (CAT scan),
three-dimensional reconstruction of CAT scans, and magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) to document a child’s condition.
These exams provide much of the information needed to
define a patient’s craniofacial problem. Images of the skull and facial
bone structure, as well as the soft tissues of the brain, orbits and
face, are studied in planning corrective surgery.