Pediatric Radiology Resources for Professionals

Our relationships with our professional colleagues are critical to the care we provide to the children and families we treat. To improve your experience and promote collaboration and professional education as we work together to provide the best diagnostic and interventional radiology services to our patients, we’ve collected a variety of resources and educational materials.

Whether you're referring a patient to us for the first time, seeking a second opinion or updated information about your patient's care, or looking for continuing medical education opportunities, we hope these resources will help in your search for more information.

If you have any questions about these resources, training opportunities, or ways we can help your patients, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone.

Submitting patient imaging records and second read requests online

CHOP now offers patients and healthcare providers a safe and secure way to send medical imaging records to our radiologists electronically using lifeIMAGE.

Both patients and healthcare providers may submit images for comparison. These studies will be used by the CHOP radiologist for comparison to future studies being performed at CHOP.

Healthcare providers may also submit images for a second opinion/second read request using the lifeIMAGE system. These images require a physician order before being re-read by a CHOP radiologist.

Find detailed instructions about submitting radiology exam images through LifeIMAGE »


The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers an accredited ACGME-approved Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Training Program focused on the education of future leaders in pediatric imaging and intervention.

The goal of our program is to develop well-trained pediatric radiologists to deliver excellent clinical radiology care, perform clinical and/or basic research, and build confidence in teaching. Applicants will chose one or more of the four fellowship areas:

Visit the individual fellowship page to learn more about each program and how to apply.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ebony Ford, MSHA, program coordinator, at 267-425-9609.


The Department of Radiology also provides a variety of non-traditional training opportunities for observing patient care in a healthcare setting, without patient contact, for the specific purpose of gaining professional skills and knowledge. To make an observer/visitor request, please fill out this online form.

Clinical pathways

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers clinical pathways for the evaluation and treatment of a variety of pediatric conditions. These task-oriented care plans detail essential steps in the care of patients with a specific clinical problem and describes the expected clinical course. The goal of clinical pathways is to standardize care, improve outcomes and reduce cost.

Find a clinical pathway »

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