The pancreas has two major jobs: one is to produce insulin, which helps control blood sugar, while the other is to produce fluid that helps digest food. Diseases that affect the pancreas can disrupt one or both of these functions. › Continue Reading

In early November of 2016, Steve Kraus, MD, the Division Chief of Fluoroscopy, traveled with two surgeons, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist, two operating room scrub nurses, a circulating nurse, and three floor nurses from Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center on a surgical mission trip to › Continue Reading

When a girl is born with an anorectal malformation, she can sometimes have anomalies of her vagina, uterus, ovaries, kidneys or bladder. We’ll be focusing on vaginal anomalies, including imperforate hymen, partial agenesis of the vagina and complete agenesis of the › Continue Reading

Kayla Beck is a new addition to the Reading Room assistants in our Radiology Department. She completed her Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) Certification in 2015 and is working on continuing her education in the medical field. Kayla has wanted to work for › Continue Reading

March Fractures

Featured Image: T2 image lateral view shows the bright signal and dark fracture line stress fracture (arrow) With spring and warmer weather right around the corner, sports seasons change and children’s physical activity levels may increase. Bones constantly repair and › Continue Reading

“Why does my child need an MRI in addition to his PET/CT?” “Why does my child need a CT in addition to her PET/CT?” These are questions we are asked frequently by caregivers and patients who are being imaged after a diagnosis › Continue Reading

This is the conclusion to Dr. Steven Kraus’s video interview. In this portion of the interview, Dr. Kraus talks about why he loves the holidays and what made him decide to become a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s. Related Video: Get To Know › Continue Reading

Thanks for joining us again for another Get To Know Your Radiologist video. Today you will meet Dr. Steven Kraus, the division chief of Radiology and Fluoroscopy. His special areas of clinical interest are genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging in children. He › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is the only hospital in the United States to have a magnetic resonance (MR) unit in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We feel this was important since babies are fragile, have trouble maintaining normal temperature, and do not handle › Continue Reading

Photo: Becky Imbus (left) and Lauren Kirgis (right). It takes a lot of different people to make research happen at Cincinnati Children’s. One type of research professional is the clinical research coordinator, or CRC. The Radiology Department’s CRCs are located in our Imaging Research › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we are committed to constantly keeping each one of our patients’ thoughts, feelings, and experiences in the forefront of everything we do. This ranges from how we decorate the departments to which technologies we invest effort into › Continue Reading

What Do You Love?

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year we are celebrating by walking around our Radiology Department and asking our staff, patients, and families, “What do you LOVE?”. Watch our video below to find out.

Featured Image: Large amount of echogenic debris within the urinary bladder compatible with history of urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are a common problem in children. According to the American Urological Association, pediatric urinary tract infections account for more › Continue Reading

In an attempt to continually better ourselves and our services, Cincinnati Children’s is constantly pushing to change the outcome. In our MRI department this means updating our intraoperative MRI scanner, located within one of our operating rooms. As of January 2017, the outdated › Continue Reading

Congratulations to Becci Pryor CRA, RT(R) on winning the Safety Award! This quarter we had a three-way tie. Safety coaches and managers voted, and Becci was chosen as the winner. The Safety Award is given each quarter to the Radiology › Continue Reading

I am the chair of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Quality Assurance Committee for Radiation Generating Equipment–lots of words that mean that I am the Radiology Department’s go-to person for questions about radiation risk and radiation protection. Every year, and often › Continue Reading

The Radiography and Fluoroscopy Divisions has gained a new member! Say hello to Alysha Thompson. Her friends call her “Lish” and her hometown is Cleveland, Ohio. Lish recently graduated from Xavier University. She completed her Associate’s Degree in Radiology and Bachelor’s › Continue Reading

We’re really excited about our new video series, Get To Know Your Radiologist, which will introduce you to our Radiology Department faculty members. You’ll have the opportunity to watch fun and informative interviews hosted by Sparkle Torruella, a new addition to our radiology blog group. › Continue Reading

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

Dr. George Koberlein is a new addition to our Radiology family, but he’s no stranger to our department. It’s more of a homecoming for him because Dr. Koberlein was a 2014 radiology pediatric clinical fellow. Upon completion of his fellowship, › Continue Reading

The employees that were involved in this Mannequin Challenge include members of Radiology’s business and administration teams, including the business director, financial analyst, regulatory affairs coordinator, coders, and administrative assistant. This team has a variety of responsibilities, including managing the › Continue Reading

The Pediatric Cerebrovascular Center (PCC) at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary centers in North America that provides advanced subspeciality care to children with cerebrovascular and spinal vascular diseases. Our center is truly distinguished in that every › Continue Reading

Medical emergencies can happen at anytime. Cincinnati Children’s has you covered, even in the middle of the night and early hours of the morning before the sun rises. The main campus of Cincinnati Children’s is one of the few children’s › Continue Reading

Imagine that your child is sick or injured, and you take him or her to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. During the course of the evaluation of your child, the healthcare provider feels that an imaging study such as an › Continue Reading

Valerie Gilbert, a reading room assistant in Radiology, will be retiring on January 6. She’s been a part of the Cincinnati Children’s family for many years, and she’ll be missed greatly! Valerie worked at Good Samaritan Hospital right after graduating › Continue Reading