Posts From Tim O'Connor

Here in the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we have a dedicated staff of professionals (called Medical Informaticists) whose day-to-day tasks involve maintaining the computer information systems that are used for capturing, viewing, analyzing, and storing your child’s medical images. Here are a › Continue Reading

The 2016 United Way campaign kicked off in the Radiology Department in October, promising to be a fun-filled month of giving, advocating and volunteering. The campaign, which ran October 3-28, raised (as of 11/15/16) $1,050,432 hospital wide. The Radiology Department › Continue Reading

When did you first start taking photographs with a digital camera? Many families bought their first digital cameras in the first decade of the 2000s. They were expensive, took low resolution pictures, and used memory cards that could only hold › Continue Reading

An x-ray of the left hand and wrist is often used to evaluate the skeletal maturity of a child or teenager. The level of skeletal maturity can then be compared to the patient’s chronological age to see if they are › Continue Reading

What is precertification? Precertification, sometimes referred to as preauthorization, is the process used by health insurance companies to confirm that a service to be performed is medically necessary. Many health insurance plans require precertification for outpatient advanced imaging prior to › Continue Reading

Photo (lf-rt), Michael Chang and Margo Alexander. Each summer the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s offers a 9-week Radiology Research Program to four University of Cincinnati medical students who have just completed their first year of medical school. These paid positions match › Continue Reading

Image: Specialized filter to protect against migration of blood clots.  Photo: Dr. Allison Aguado I am an interventional radiologist, a doctor who specializes in image-guided therapies. Using x-rays, CT scans, or ultrasound, I am able to perform procedures inside the › Continue Reading

In the Radiology department at Cincinnati Children’s, we are always striving to improve the experience that your child and your family have during the scheduling process, registration process, wait time in our department, and time spent during the imaging study. We › Continue Reading

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall where the baby’s intestines stick outside of the body through a hole near the belly button. The cause of this condition is unknown, although it affects approximately 1,871 babies born › Continue Reading

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a potentially life-threatening illness that often has a long-term impact on the development and general health of infants. In infants with this birth defect, there is a hole in the diaphragm (the muscle that’s responsible › Continue Reading

Women who are expecting more than one baby are at an increased risk of certain complications and will typically be monitored more closely. At Cincinnati Children’s, we are able to help with the diagnosis of potential complications that can affect › Continue Reading

As we celebrate the holidays this year, it’s important to remember that holiday decorations have hidden risks, particularly to small children. Cuts, usually from glass ornaments, are one of the most common injuries. Sometimes small pieces of glass can remain lodged › Continue Reading

The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, but they also happen to be an even busier time for radiologists. Every year during the week following Thanksgiving, the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is held › Continue Reading