As most of you may know from personal experience, trying to get your child to hold still for a picture can prove to be an impossible task. The moment you attempt to capture their angelic image, they are already turning › Continue Reading

Hi, I’m Maria A. Calvo Garcia, associate professor of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s. My area of subspecialty is fetal imaging, in which we combine the use of ultrasound and fetal MRI to help in the diagnosis of potential problems that can affect babies › Continue Reading

With the arrival of spring comes baseball. (Go Reds!) And if you have a tiny Bronson Arroyo in your home, you know that with the baseball season comes some potential injuries that could land your heat-throwing All-Star on the dreaded › Continue Reading

The Latest on Liberty

A few weeks ago I gave everyone the “Heads Up on Liberty” MRI and the upcoming temporary closures for construction. The dates given in the previous blog article had to be vague because nothing was set in stone. Well, the › Continue Reading

On Christmas day of 2011, I was flat on my back in a stretcher within the maternity ward recovering from an emergency c-section. My first-born child, Ashlin, was only a few hundred feet away from me in the neonatal intensive › Continue Reading

Dr. Usha D. Nagaraj is a neuroradiologist in our Department of Radiology; she also specializes in fetal imaging. Last year she wrote an article, “Becoming a Mother Will (Hopefully) Make Me a Better Pediatric Radiologist.”  We caught up with her again to find › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is now a HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Center of Excellence. There are approximately 25 such centers in North America and we are the only free standing pediatric hospital with such designation. HHT or Osler-Weber-Rendu is an inherited disorder › Continue Reading

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

Heads Up Liberty MRI

For those of you lucky enough to have been following the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Blog from the very beginning (feel free to venture back if you think you may have missed anything), you can confirm Cincinnati Children’s strives to keep › Continue Reading

Dr. Jonathan R. Dillman is the Director of Thoracoabdominal Imaging and Medical Director of the Imaging Research Center in the Radiology Department of Cincinnati Children’s. He completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and › 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

Last week Cincinnati Children’s Radiology celebrated Patient Experience Week. We recognized our healthcare staff as well as honored our patients and families. Three healthcare staff members were awarded prizes for the most received nominations from their peers. The winners were › 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

“Partners in Patient Experience” Photos: Winners of the Patient Experience Awards: Randi Kugel (holding yellow flowers) and Julie Young (holding red flowers). In continuing our celebration of Patient Experience Week in our Radiology Department, we held a western-themed party last Tuesday during › Continue Reading

Patient experience week (April 24-28) is an annual event initially started by the Beryl Institute (a global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge). During this week, hospitals across the nation take some › Continue Reading

Imagine yourself as a young kid again. Your parents tell you that you’re going to the doctor for a check up. Your mind starts to create scenarios of what may happen at the doctor’s office. The fear of the unknown › Continue Reading

Today is Banana Day!

It’s an edible fruit, a berry (botanically), and its name is thought to be of West African origin. What is it? A banana! Three small bananas can provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. Like apples and watermelons, bananas can › 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

Most people have no idea what our imaging analysts’ duties consist of in the Post-Processing and Image Analysis Lab. The job is actually pretty elaborate! It’s time to take you on a little behind-the-scenes tour of what really happens. Image: “Sagittal › Continue Reading

Odontogenesis, or the formation of teeth, is a complex multistep process requiring interaction between different cell types. This begins at approximately four weeks into utero life. Eventually, most babies will develop two sets of teeth. Twenty baby teeth grow in › 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

It’s no secret that when an x-ray image is taken of the human body, the body is exposed to a small dose of radiation. This is necessary in order for the radiologist to determine a patient’s medical problem. Be assured › Continue Reading

The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology Administered by Cincinnati Children’s – Radiology Department Photo: (lf-rt), Dr. Brian Coley, Jean Turner, Nakiijah Sanders, Becci Pryor (BS CRA RT(R)), and Susan Smith (radiology manager). As a young African-American woman, › Continue Reading

Question: “Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?” “I don’t know…why?” Answer: “To get to the bottom.” For many kids, this kind of bathroom humor is shared on the playground with friends or told to groans of laughter › Continue Reading

We recently caught up with Dr. Andrew T. Trout, one of our radiologists. Watch the video interview below to learn why he loves working at Cincinnati Children’s, why he choose Radiology and what he does at home with his kids.