Our Radiology department loves to throw a party, and what better excuse then to have a party than on Halloween? Organized by our Quality Improvement (QI) group, our large conference room was converted into a spooky hall, with dark shadows, glowing › Continue Reading

In the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, we have our very own jack-o’-lantern decorating our work area. Seeing as our job is to take pictures of the inside of things, we decided to image our jack-o’-lantern using one of our x-ray machines. Take › Continue Reading

Learn how the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s uses x-rays to take pictures in three different modalities: radiography, CT and fluoroscopy. Narrations by Dr. Susan Sharp.

In addition to caring directly for patients, radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s regularly work to advance healthcare by researching new imaging techniques and training other radiologists in the most up-to-date and well-established pediatric imaging practices. These activities take on many forms, › Continue Reading

In an effort to keep all Cincinnati Children’s Radiology practices safe and on par with the most recent policies, we created a Radiology Safety Award as motivation to go above and beyond. Every quarter one of our radiology employees receives › Continue Reading

Our investment and commitment to advancing medicine occurs on a daily basis here at Cincinnati Children’s. Clinical data collection, process improvement plans, training modules, etc. are products of medical innovations that come about in our Radiology-Translational Research and Simulation Lab. › Continue Reading

Earlier this month, the Quality Improvement Teams for all of Radiology (X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, CT, etc.) were given the opportunity to visit and tour the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. Most of us have heard of the Toyota › Continue Reading

My child snores!

When most children lay in their bed and sleep, they barely move or make a sound. To a parent, it’s the most precious sight and signals the end of the day. But what if your child snores? Short episodes of snoring › Continue Reading

Why are MRI scans so loud? To answer this question, we must first review a few basic facts you may or may not know about MRI. For starters, your typical MRI is something called a superconducting magnet and it is › Continue Reading

Here is an interesting thought to ponder. What is your brain doing when you are not doing anything or performing a mindless task, like when you let your mind wander while listening to a monotonous lecture or are sitting in traffic? › Continue Reading

Every year in the first week of October, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recognizes and supports those in the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community. Watch our video below to learn about how we honor our nuclear medicine staff during › Continue Reading

Image: Tony with his QI co-workers, Erin Adkins (left) and Emily Mueller. Tony Dandino began his career at Cincinnati Children’s as an MRI technologist four years ago. He plays various roles in MRI, including managing the work flow while working as charge technologist, › Continue Reading

Earlier this week, the Radiology Department gave Dr. Andrew Zbojniewicz a farewell luncheon. Dr. Zbojniewicz took a position with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to be close to family and friends. Friends, faculty and staff stopped by to wish › Continue Reading

Quality improvement (QI) is a big deal in our Radiology Department! Our Quality Improvement division is a team of eight employees who are dedicated to improving the department by reviewing processes, identifying opportunities for improvement, and focusing on our employees and patients. Here are › Continue Reading

Considering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been around since the late 1970’s, most people have seen, heard about, or even experienced an MRI for themselves. It is not, however, customary to have much information about functional MRIs (fMRI) and its combination of still › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, our Radiology Department images about 120 chest x-rays a day. That’s a lot compared to our other modalities like CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, etc. It is also one of the least time-consuming exams. Our radiography technologists are › Continue Reading

Chronic liver disease (CLD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality and can lead to hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CLD has become a major health burden in the US and around the world. Regardless › Continue Reading

For many years, MRI department technologists have been dependent on cumbersome protocol binders in each control room to scan the correct sequences, set up the correct parameters, and follow proper guidelines. Image: MRI protocols on the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology website. Recently, we › Continue Reading

In Nuclear Medicine, all of our patients are imaged with a type of radioactive medicine. There are several types we use that can be administered through a urinary catheter, vein, or by mouth. The radiopharmaceuticals we use have different half-lives, › Continue Reading

Stroke is a serious complication in patients with sickle cell disease. Here in the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we perform transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound exams to check for increased risk of stroke in these patients. The TCD exam is similar › Continue Reading

Your child’s first experience with ultrasound probably occurred before they were even born! Most pregnancies today have at least one ultrasound to monitor fetal health. Ultrasound is the type of imaging used most often in pregnant women and in children › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is truly second to none. We have some of the best radiologists in the world working here and the most current and advanced technology available. In addition, we also have Reading Room Assistants (RRA) and, believe it or not, › Continue Reading

Congratulations to Keith Strauss for receiving the Marvin M.D. Williams Award at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Conference. Keith is part of the Radiography and Fluoroscopy staff in our Department of Radiology. Marvin Williams was one of the › Continue Reading

It’s good to be recognized for one’s good work. Here are a few accomplishments of our Interventional Radiology (IR) Staff this year. Kevin Cornell was promoted to RNII (Registered Nurse 2) Sue Helmes was promoted to Advanced Imaging Technologist Technologist, › Continue Reading