People often ask me exactly what it was that made me want to go into pediatric radiology. For me, the absolute most enjoyable part of my job is getting to see the children and their families. Nothing lifts my spirit more than › Continue Reading

Today is Valentine’s Day. In celebrating today’s holiday we handed out sheets containing a heart illustration for our patients and guest waiting in our Registration Area. Anyone that was interested in coloring in the heart shaped illustration and turning it › Continue Reading

There are x-rays in space that come from stars (including our Sun), supernovas, quasars, and black holes. Our northern lights and auroras on other planets (including Jupiter and Saturn) also produce x-rays. Scientists can use these x-rays to take pictures › Continue Reading

In the 1990s, gas was around $1.15 a gallon, Windows 95 was released, Netscape debuted and the dot-com boom began. The average digital camera was around 5 to 8 megapixels, not a threat to traditional photography yet. Film was still › Continue Reading

It’s a scene we see everyday- a worried parent comes to the Radiology Department for an intimidating test on their child. Their pediatrician has requested the exam as part of an attempt to sort out why the child is having › Continue Reading

How We Clean in CT

I have had the privilege of working in the CT Division of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s for 11 years. One thing I can tell you with certainty is that we care a great deal about infection control. We have signs › Continue Reading

The Wise Old Professor of Radiology (the WOPR) is a mysterious being who can be found wandering through the hospital at almost any hour of the day or night. No one knows much about him. Some say that he was › Continue Reading

There is a new face at Cincinnati Children’s this month. In the Division of MRI, Department of Radiology, Jordyn Armstrong fills the ranks of our MRI staff. Jordyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology at the University of › Continue Reading

On January 11, the Radiology Department staff received a visit from Mischief, a volunteer terrier, who stopped by the department to get to know the staff. Mischief and all of the volunteer dogs who come to Cincinnati Children’s have a › Continue Reading

Many children like to play barefoot, which means they face a greater risk of puncture wounds of the foot. These may go unrecognized at the time of injury and there may be little physical evidence of a puncture site. The › Continue Reading

Technology is advancing, and more and more often we are able to track disease with imaging, thereby avoiding biopsy. One relatively new imaging technique that we are very excited about it shear wave elastography (SWE). SWE is done with an › Continue Reading

With winter upon us, more and more young children are visiting their doctors for symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Children presenting with these symptoms (especially in the fall and winter months) are often suffering from a lower › Continue Reading

Every winter, something in particular happens in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the northern United States, but it doesn’t always make the most sense. It goes a little like this: “My doctor did a chest x-ray and told me my › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s Radiology, we always would like one of our facilities to be the first stop in your child’s health care, but we understand that’s not always possible. Emergencies, convenience, and access to certain specialists may mean you seek › Continue Reading

When Film Was King

Back when I first started working (over twenty years ago) in the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s, film was being used to practically capture all radiology modality images. In CT, film is is used to document any head injuries, while › Continue Reading

In April 2013, Cincinnati Children’s Green Township facility opened for patient care. The facility has 80,000 square feet of space and is located at 5899 Harrison Avenue, on the western side of town. Services at this location include: Urgent care › Continue Reading

The new year is here, and some of you might have given in to the age-old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Video camcorder in hand, I went around the Department of Radiology asking our staff to share their resolutions with us. Take › Continue Reading

From the Department of Radiology to all of our friends and family, we would like to wish everyone a Happy, Safe and Fruitful 2018! There are new and exciting things coming to Radiology this year, so stay tuned.

Goodbye, 2017!

Is it just me, or did 2017 seem like it went by too quickly? As we look back on the past year, we remember many events including Patient Experience Week, our Halloween celebration, our now graduated 2017 pediatric Radiology fellows, the › Continue Reading

When I chose this date for our blog, I pictured a million ideas and an easy essay regarding the holiday season or New Year’s resolutions. However, attempting to write, I found myself searching for topics attempting to be innovative in › Continue Reading

  Photo: Anita Robbins (right) and co-worker Cieara Presley (left) helped Anita decorate the tree. Since 2008, Cincinnati Children’s has held a Holiday Tree Decoration Contest for its employees/departments to welcome in the holidays and to create a beautiful and › Continue Reading

Dr. Alan E. Oestreich is a well-known pediatric radiologist and an Emeritus in our Radiology Department, at Cincinnati Children’s. His special areas of interest include orthopaedic radiology, metabolic disease, dysphasia, conventional pediatric radiology, perception, as well as mathematical applications in › Continue Reading

This year at “Sparkle’s Annual Holiday Cheermeister” party in the Kasota building (Radiology Administrative Offices), the team created gingerbread houses. Every year I pick a different activity for my group to do; last year’s project was personalized ornaments and Christmas cookies. › Continue Reading

With each passing day we find ourselves closer and closer to the big day: Christmas. Amidst the hustle and bustle we also find ourselves scouring the city for the perfect gift. East-siders venture into the Westside and West-siders travel to › Continue Reading

Rosella Jane Court began her career at Cincinnati Children’s as a registered nurse in 1996. During her time at the hospital, she has made some long-lasting friendships with co-workers and warm-hearted impressions on patients and families. Her last day at › Continue Reading