How We Do It

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

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

Each year, various Radiology modalities at Cincinnati Children’s complete the process of accreditation through the American College of Radiology (ACR), which is one of several accrediting bodies. The ACR is the most comprehensive program that provides a pathway for evaluation › Continue Reading

In the early 1990s, I was an 11-year-old with appendicitis. After a visit to our pediatrician, I was referred to the Emergency Department of my home city’s children’s hospital, where I met a pediatric surgeon. He examined my abdomen, ordered › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive imaging exam that uses radio waves and magnetic and fields gradients to generate anatomic images of a body part. It does not use ionizing radiation like CTs or x-rays. Prior to MR › Continue Reading

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

Radiologists  have traditionally been behind-the-scenes doctors who interpret imaging studies (x-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy) ordered by other doctors. However, radiologists have increasingly become more directly involved with patients in an effort to provide the best care › Continue Reading

Part of my job in Radiology is to provide clinical education for technologists. Technologists (techs) are certified and trained in imaging patients with various modalities such as x-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound. It may seem like capturing pictures is all › Continue Reading

After walking through the main concourse of our hospital, we think anyone could agree that Cincinnati Children’s is not like most medical facilities. We have vibrant colors, animalistic artwork and kid-friendly interactive decorations. There is so much creative contrast, some children › Continue Reading

The Ultrasound Division at Cincinnati Children’s Radiology will soon be starting a new procedure involving bubbles! This procedure involves the use of contrast, which will help characterize non-specific lesions, assess blood flow to tissues and organs, and demonstrate vesicoureteral reflux. › Continue Reading

Coders in our Radiology Department ensure accurate ICD-10 coding (or diagnosis codes) on Radiology claims, as well as secure authorizations for high-tech imaging (Nuclear Medicine, CT and MRI). This can sometimes prove challenging given the constant changes in insurance coverage › Continue Reading

Obesity is a major public health problem, and obesity among children is becoming increasingly common. Obesity can impact multiple body organs and systems and is associated with other diseases such as diabetes. One of the organs that is particularly impacted › Continue Reading

It’s official, a 3T MRI scanner has finally made it to the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department at the Liberty Campus. Our Liberty Campus MRI re-opened in July with 3T imaging services (after being closed for a short time to remove › Continue Reading

Last week, around a hundred and fifty people attended the 2nd SPR Pediatric Body MRI Course at Cincinnati Children’s. The course was held in the hospital’s Sabin Auditorium, named after Albert Sabin, who is best know for developing the oral polio › Continue Reading

Nellie, a two-year-old mini Goldendoodle, won this year’s Dogs of Radiology contest and was crowned 2017 Top Dog. She swept the competition with a silly photo of her resting her head next to a glass of wine after what must have been › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s supplies recycling bins throughout the entire facility and advocates a paperless charting system (EPIC Systems). Now the Radiology Department has partnered up with Mathew 25: Ministries to take this idea of recycling everything to a whole new level. While the department has › Continue Reading

Ultrasound has always been an integral part of patient care at Cincinnati Children’s. Its use of sound waves instead of radiation as well as its portability and cost make it an ideal imaging option for our pediatric patients. Cincinnati Children’s › Continue Reading

When healthcare providers order a radiology study (x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, or nuclear medicine scan), they must provide a clinical indication as a justification for the study before it can be performed. This information is important for radiologists because it allows › Continue Reading