Kids Place Orthopedics
A pediatric orthopedic office for children ages 0-16
Keeping Kids Safe
We protect our little bears with lead thyroid and apron shields.
Our X-ray Machine
Kids Place Orthopedics uses a low dose x-ray machine called a mini fluoroscan (Hologic Fluoroscan Insight mini c-arm). The advantage of this x-ray unit is lower radiation exposure to your child.
The fluoroscan shows a picture of your child's bone on the computer screen giving the doctor immediate information about your child's injury. The machine can be moved to take the correct picture of your child's bone without causing them pain from turning an injured extremity.
The machine works best taking x-rays of smaller body parts such as hands, wrists, elbows and ankles. If your child needs an x-ray of a larger body part, Dr. Pike will provide you with a prescription to take to a nearby radiology facility.
Because Dr. Pike schedules her own appointments, she can often anticipate if your child will need an x-ray done outside our office, and will help arrange for the x-ray prior to your appointment.
Dr. Pike is able to access online x-rays taken at
Los Alamitos Medical Center/Total Care Imaging,
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children's Hospital, and
Liberty Pacific Medical Imaging/Los Coyotes Imaging Center.