Research

SPR (Society for Pediatric Radiology) is a professional membership association for pediatric radiologists and technologists. Members of SPR hold a conference every year where pediatric imaging professionals gather to share and discuss their research, clinical projects and latest accomplishments in › Continue Reading

As you may or may not know, technologists working in Radiology have an obligation to keep up with their continuing education throughout their entire careers. Much like with registered nurses, this is to prove we maintain performing at the same › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging method that uses the protons of hydrogen atoms within the body to generate a medical image. MRI of the lungs has historically been challenging for a few different reasons. One reason is that › Continue Reading

Prematurely born babies often have difficulty breathing on their own because their lungs have not fully developed before birth. Some of these babies require long durations of oxygen support or mechanical ventilation and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary › Continue Reading

Today is World Health Day! The World Health Organization’s goal is “to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world.” Environmental research is crucial in making a healthier future for our children. One of our faculty members, › Continue Reading

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

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

Have you ever wondered how radiologists stay up to date on the newest imaging techniques to help diagnose your child’s problem? As noted in recent blogs, radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s not only interpret your child’s images and treat some conditions, › Continue Reading

Our families and homes are made safer from household fires with the use of flame-retardant chemicals in our clothing, furniture, carpeting, electronics, and home’s insulation. However, there is now evidence that certain types of flame-retardant chemicals can interfere with childhood › 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

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

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we have around six MR scanners in our Radiology department. Have you ever wondered what’s inside of an MRI scanner and why it makes those weird noises? Well, did you know that liquid helium is one of › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, the Department of Radiology is involved in an international multicenter research collaboration focused on the etiology and optimal management of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). OCD is often painful and could potentially be a permanently disabling condition that › Continue Reading

Sports-related traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a significant public health problem, yet current medical consensus offers limited solutions to prevent brain injury from sports-related head impacts. One explanation for this lack of progress could be that all attempts to protect the › Continue Reading

As you may know, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows exquisite imaging of the brain. Advanced Neuroimaging refers to recent techniques that image beyond the anatomy of the human brain. Our Radiology Department uses some of these techniques on a regular basis › Continue Reading

The big “c” word, also known as cancer, has affected each and every one of us. Whether we have fought the battle ourselves, or have stood by family or friends while they faced it head on, we can all agree › Continue Reading

Every year in the United States there are approximately 1,750 spinal cord injuries in children and teens younger than 18 years of age. Here at Cincinnati Children’s, my colleagues and I are interested in discovering early imaging signs of traumatic injuries › Continue Reading

Every year right after Thanksgiving, radiologists from all over the United States and the world gather in Chicago for the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference and meeting. The RSNA is an exciting opportunity for us at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Your child is more sensitive to the effects of radiation than you are. That’s why at Cincinnati Children’s, we make every effort to reduce the amount of radiation your child receives during his or her imaging study. We use state-of-the-art equipment and › Continue Reading

Dr. Jason Woods’ research focuses on novel ways of imaging lung structure and function with techniques that don’t require sedation, anesthesia, or radiation. The two most promising techniques both use MRI—a modality that uses radio frequencies that are lower in energy › Continue Reading

Physicians are lifelong learners, seeking out new research and ways to improve the care they provide to patients and families. Our radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s are committed to their ongoing education. They attend regional, national and even international conferences and › Continue Reading

Most of us have been to a radiology department for an x-ray, ultrasound or even a CT or MRI. This kind of imaging provides a better look at what’s happening inside our bodies, whether it’s a simple broken bone, an › Continue Reading

The new research building at Cincinnati Children’s has plenty to offer, not the least of which is an impressive collection of artwork and architectural features. One of the most visible pieces is the multi-colored sculpture entitled Color Field Sculpture by Shelley › Continue Reading

One of the hallmarks of Cincinnati Children’s is the huge role that research plays in our mission. It is not always obvious, but one way or the other, research impacts almost all of our activities. Researchers who study research (yes, › Continue Reading