Posts From Alex Towbin

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is one of the largest medical conferences in the world. Each year the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s targets this meeting as the place to launch our new social media initiatives. › Continue Reading

Each year, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) holds its annual meeting the week after Thanksgiving in Chicago. This meeting is one of the largest medical conferences in the world, with over 50,000 attendees each year. Radiologists from Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is always on the cutting edge of innovative research and advanced technology. And our Radiology Department is no exception. Social media is the new big thing. You see people nowadays with their smartphones taking and posting selfies, Snapchatting › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we are privileged to take part in the care of patients from all over the country and the world. To make sure we provide the best care possible, we have multiple methods to allow your child’s › Continue Reading

April Fool’s Chaos

Our favorite 5th grade video game designer, CoachMalone, is at it again. This time he has become a super villain and hacked the hospital. Play today’s game on Scratch and help us get our facts straight. To play April Fool’s Chaos, you must first click › Continue Reading

Doctors can have a hard time evaluating the pelvis. This is because its internal structures are deep and difficult to fully examine. When children have pain or other symptoms in the pelvis, doctors will often ask radiologists to help them figure out what is causing › Continue Reading

Liver disease in children can stem from a variety of causes, with the most common cause in the United States being obesity. Regardless of why it develops, monitoring liver disease is important as it can ultimately lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis, › Continue Reading

In a time where the prices of health care continue to skyrocket, we need to appropriately utilize our limited resources; hence, the inception and adoption of the Appropriateness Criteria. The Task Force on Appropriateness Criteria by the American College of › Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Fun

There is no better time to learn about the heart than for Valentine’s Day. We had so much fun sharing a game for Thanksgiving, we decided to do it again. Our local video game designer, coachmalone, built another game for › Continue Reading

As you may know, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows exquisite imaging of the brain. Advanced Neuroimaging refers to recent techniques that image beyond the anatomy of the human brain. Our Radiology Department uses some of these techniques on a regular basis › Continue Reading

I have now been a radiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s for six months. It’s been an incredible training experience so far, and I’ve had the privilege of working with an amazing group of people. A number of attributes make this department great, but the › Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Fun

Scratch is a website dedicated to teaching young people how to program interactive games and stories. The website and programming language was designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently there are more than 8.7 million users registered on › Continue Reading

Your child is more sensitive to the effects of radiation than you are. That’s why at Cincinnati Children’s, we make every effort to reduce the amount of radiation your child receives during his or her imaging study. We use state-of-the-art equipment and › Continue Reading

My name is John Roebel and I am one of the new pediatric radiology fellows. For me, coming to Cincinnati Children’s is an opportunity to return home. I was born and raised here, growing up on the west side of › Continue Reading

The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have recently announced some changes in healthcare policy, and at Cincinnati Children’s, we’ve been preparing for them for nearly two years.  Today the government › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is home to physicians of many different specialties. Very often, a visit with a specialist is accompanied by imaging, such as  MRI or CT. On the day of your child’s imaging study, you meet many people, including front desk personnel, › Continue Reading

Last week, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s was named a semifinalist in the Best Radiologist Training Program by AuntMinnie.com. Our department is the first and only children’s hospital to be nominated and the only department that does not have its › Continue Reading