Lauren W. Averill, MD

Medical Imaging

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I’m a radiologist at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, and I also interpret medical images for children who visit other Nemours facilities in Delaware Valley and Florida. I enjoy radiology because I can focus on the interesting puzzle of diagnosis and also work collaboratively with referring physicians. I’m married and have two young sons.

Why I Treat Children

Pediatric radiology allows me to interact and connect with my patients at a greater level than adult practice. And working with different specialists in a pediatric setting makes it a joy to provide the highest quality and most technologically advanced care.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about helping kids get better with the least amount pain or life disruption. It’s personally fulfilling to make a diagnosis that saves a child from an unnecessary or painful procedure.

How I Try to Make A Difference

My father, who was a physician, was a great role model. He was caring, smart, and made a difference by helping his patients live healthier and more productive lives. I’m privileged to also have this opportunity.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Radiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007


  • Transitional - Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2002


  • Radiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2006

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Washington University School of Medicine, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology/Pediatric Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging, including ultrasound, CT and MRI

  • Ultrasonography of the pediatric elbow; Pediatric Radiology; (2023).

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  • Pearls and Pitfalls in Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion-Weighted Imaging in Clinical Pediatric Imaging; Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI; (2022).

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  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip; Evidence-Based Imaging; (2022).

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  • Advanced Neuroimaging Approaches to Pediatric Brain Tumors; Cancers; (2022).

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  • Unravelling neuroinflammation in abusive head trauma with radiotracer imaging; Pediatric Radiology; (2021).

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  • Assessing the reliability of the OMERACT juvenile idiopathic arthritis magnetic resonance scoring system for temporomandibular joints (JAMRIS-TMJ); Journal of Clinical Medicine; (2021).

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  • Radiosynthesis of 1-(2-[18f]fluoroethyl)-l-tryptophan using a one-pot, two-step protocol; Journal of Visualized Experiments; (2021).

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  • Birth-related subdural hemorrhage: prevalence and imaging morphology; Pediatric Radiology; (2021).

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  • Tracheal narrowing in children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA: evaluation with computed tomography angiography; Pediatric Radiology; (2021).

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  • Successful use of transarterial radioembolization with yttrium‐90 (TARE‐Y90) in two children with hepatoblastoma; Pediatric Blood & Cancer; (2020).

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  • Neuroimaging Pathology in Cerebral Palsy; Cerebral Palsy; (2020).

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  • CORR Insights®: How Are Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules at Diagnosis Associated with Survival in Patients with High-Grade Osteosarcoma?; Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research; (2020).

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  • Natural history of Morquio A patient with tracheal obstruction from birth to death; Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports; (2018).

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  • Chronic lesser tuberosity avulsion in an adolescent with an associated biceps pulley injury; Pediatric Radiology; (2018).

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  • Molecular genetics and metabolism, special edition: Diagnosis, diagnosis and prognosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA; Molecular Genetics and Metabolism; (2018).

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  • Musculoskeletal MRI findings of juvenile localized scleroderma; Pediatric Radiology; (2017).

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  • Neuroimaging of Pediatric Metabolic Disorders with Emphasis on Diffusion-Weighted Imaging and MR Spectroscopy: A Pictorial Essay; Current Radiology Reports; (2017).

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  • Utility of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI in Pediatric Neuroimaging: A Pictorial Essay; Current Radiology Reports; (2017).

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  • Obstructive airway in Morquio A syndrome, the past, the present and the future; Molecular Genetics and Metabolism; (2016).

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  • MRI findings of post-traumatic subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone with resultant femoral nerve palsy in an adolescent boy; Pediatric Radiology; (2016).

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  • Surgical Reconstruction for Severe Tracheal Obstruction in Morquio A Syndrome; The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; (2016).

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  • Factors Related to Increased Ulnar Collateral Ligament Thickness on Stress Sonography of the Elbow in Asymptomatic Youth and Adolescent Baseball Pitchers; The American Journal of Sports Medicine; (2016).

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  • The pelvis and hip: Acquired disorders; Pediatric Orthopedic Imaging; (2015).

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  • Magnetic resonance evaluation of the knee in children and adolescents with achondroplasia; Pediatric Radiology; (2015).

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  • Implementation of Standardized Reports Within a Pediatric Health Care System With Geographically Dispersed Sites; Journal of the American College of Radiology; (2015).

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  • Fetal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings In Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection With Postnatal Imaging Correlation; Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI; (2015).

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  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis; Nuclear Medicine Communications; (2014).

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  • Neonatal Imaging Evaluation of Common Prenatally Diagnosed Genitourinary Abnormalities; Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI; (2014).

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  • Septic Arthritis and Concern for Osteomyelitis in a Child with Rat Bite Fever; Journal of Clinical Microbiology; (2013).

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  • Update on Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Imaging; Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI; (2013).

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  • Pre- and postoperative imaging of adolescents undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery; Pediatric Radiology; (2012).

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  • Imaging pediatric musculoskeletal infection; Techniques in Orthopaedics; (2011).

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  • Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis in Children: Utility of Fat-Suppressed Contrast-Enhanced MRI; American Journal of Roentgenology; (2009).

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