Pediatric Radiology

The Emory Division of Pediatric Radiology provides services to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at both its Egleston and Hughes Spalding locations. The NICU at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown are also serviced. With a staff of eleven radiologists, more than 125,000 pediatric examinations are read from the five covered hospitals, as well as four outpatient immediate-care locations. Interventional radiology and some neuroradiology coverage are provided by the respective divisions of the Department of Radiology. Pediatric Radiology covers: general radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone densitometry, PET/CT, and MR imaging. Radiopharmaceutical therapy with I-131 for thyroid disease and I-131 MIBG for neuroblastoma are also performed. All of the new equipment utilizes protocols designed to address the specific needs of children, including precise configuration to accurately diagnose clinical questions, minimize radiation exposure, and reduce the need for sedation.

Stephen F. Simoneaux,
Associate Professor of Radiology, Director of Pediatric Radiology

Contact Information

Pediatric Radiology
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Margaret Nix
404-325-6532
Fax: 404-315-2216
email: margaret.nix@choa.org

Faculty

Fellows

Highlights and Accomplishments

Singleton-Taybi Education Award
Stephen Simoneaux, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Simoneaux on being selected as the 2015 Singleton-Taybi Education Award recipient of The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The award is presented annually to a member of the society whose professional lifetime dedication to the education of medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues has brought honor to him/her and to the discipline of pediatric radiology.

Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence

The Department of Radiology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) received the first Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence award from the American College of Radiology (ACR). CHOA is not just the first children’s hospital, but the first of any non-pilot hospital in the US to get this designation. The award is based on participation in ACR accreditation programs for all modalities offered and participation in GRID and the Dose Index Registry. Over ninety elements of performance are assessed by a three person team during a one day on-site visit and review by the ACR.

The Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence program takes accreditation to the next level by providing a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise including structure and outcomes.

Distinguished Service Award and Lifetime Service Award
Stephen Simoneaux, MD

Dr. Simoneaux was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). He is being acknowledged and shown appreciation for his ongoing exceptional service in fulfilling the ABR mission.

He was also awarded the ABR Lifetime Service Award in recognition of his continued volunteer services. He has been volunteering his time throughout the years, assisting with administering and preparing the exams, in addition to serving on various committees for this professional organization.

Publications

Khong PL, Ringertz H, Donoghue V, Frush D, Rehani M, Applegate K, Sanchez R. ICRP PUBLICATION 121: Radiological Protection in Paediatric Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Ann ICRP. 2013 Apr;42(2):1-63.

Bulut OP, Romero R, Mahle WT, McConnell M, Braithwaite K, Shehata BM, Gupta NA, Vos M, Alazraki A. Magnetic resonance imaging identifies unsuspected liver abnormalities in patients after the Fontan procedure. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul;163(1):201-6.

Ballisty MM, Braithwaite KA, Shehata BM, Dickson PN. Imaging findings in megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Apr;43(4):454-9.

Siegel MJ, Acharyya S, Hoffer FA, Wyly JB, Friedmann AM, Snyder BS, Babyn PS, Khanna G, Siegel BA. Whole-body MR imaging for staging of malignant tumors in pediatric patients: results of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6660 Trial. Radiology. 2013 Feb;266(2):599-609.

Martin DR, Kalb B, Sauer CG, Alazraki A, Goldschmid S. Magnetic resonance enterography in Crohn's disease: techniques, interpretation, and utilization for clinical management. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;18(4):374-86.

To see additional publications, please view faculty bios

Lectures