Research

Here at Cincinnati Children’s we perform ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on pregnant women every day. That is because Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center is a large referral in the evaluation of babies in the womb who have been diagnosed › Continue Reading

Pediatric interventional radiology, a subspecialty of pediatric radiology, allows doctors to use image guidance (such as real-time x-rays called fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or CT -CAT scan guidance) to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures in children. These procedures can be done through small needles › Continue Reading

ACL Tear

Now that spring has finally arrived and everyone is coming out of hibernation, there are more opportunities for injuries.  One injury most people are familiar with is the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL tear.  The ACL is an important stabilizer › Continue Reading

While our #MummyScan is officially complete and the results have been shared, there remain some unanswered questions about the Peruvian child mummy on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Before this winter, not much was known about this 500-year-old mummy › Continue Reading

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder present in males from birth. It is often transmitted by a genetic mutation, which is a change in the make-up of the gene, and slowly causes muscles to weaken. Symptoms can be › Continue Reading

Members of the Radiology and Medical Imaging Team at Cincinnati Children’s joined the staff of the Cincinnati Museum Center to perform a “virtual autopsy” on a child mummy more than 500 years old from the Peruvian desert. It’s the first › Continue Reading

The opportunity to partner with the Cincinnati Museum Center and to be part of history at Cincinnati Children’s last night was an honor and an exciting opportunity as our team of radiologists and technologists performed the virtual autopsy of a › Continue Reading

As part of a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s helped shed some light (actually, x-rays in this case) on the life and death of a child mummy that is part of the Mummies of › Continue Reading

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall where the baby’s intestines stick outside of the body through a hole near the belly button. The cause of this condition is unknown, although it affects approximately 1,871 babies born › Continue Reading

Our interventional radiology research and simulation lab, which opened in 2012, contains equipment identical to that in our clinical labs. The research lab not only allows interventional radiologists to develop and master new techniques that can be used to treat your child, but provides an excellent › Continue Reading

The babies in our neonatal unit are very delicate and require special care. Many are extra small in size due to prematurity, while others are sick and frail due to an underlying illness. These babies often receive important medications through intravenous › Continue Reading

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a potentially life-threatening illness that often has a long-term impact on the development and general health of infants. In infants with this birth defect, there is a hole in the diaphragm (the muscle that’s responsible › Continue Reading

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a skeletal muscular disorder that occurs almost exclusively in boys. In this disorder, affected children suffer from progressive muscle weakness. Boys suffering from DMD experience difficulty walking, eventually requiring them to use a wheelchair, and ultimately an early death in › Continue Reading

The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, but they also happen to be an even busier time for radiologists. Every year during the week following Thanksgiving, the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is held › Continue Reading

“A 5-year-old with headache, vomiting, and double vision” are words that may prompt a doctor to order a brain MRI. Luckily, most brain MRI exams with this indication end up being normal; however, we sometimes unfortunately identify abnormalities that lead us › Continue Reading

How can you make breast imaging better? This is the question asked by a group of engineers, imaging scientists, and radiologists. The answer they found was amazing. Researchers in Cincinnati Children’s Imaging Research Center took on this challenging question last › Continue Reading

How can imaging change the outcome for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children and young adults? This is the question that drives the work of the faculty and staff of the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s. You › Continue Reading

  Dr. Alexander Towbin, Chair of Radiology Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s, explains how the Radiology Department has worked to get your child’s x-ray results back faster.

Perhaps your child’s MRI examination is ordered with “MRS.” What does that mean? In radiology, MRS stands for magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This test allows us to see certain naturally appearing chemicals in the body in addition to the usual pictures taken with the › Continue Reading