Posts From Bessie Ganim

Hybrid Imaging

What is hybrid imaging and why do some Nuclear Medicine scanners have a CT scanner built-in? Since 2006, some of the Nuclear Medicine scanners at Cincinnati Children’s have a built in CT portion to the scanner. For many imaging studies, › Continue Reading

Even though the nuclear medicine community is unfamiliar to many people outside of the medical field, it is a commonly used modality to image virtually every part of the body. There are many interesting facts about this field. I’m going › 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

When you and your family visit nuclear medicine in the Radiology Department, the test your child is receiving determines the length of time you will be here. We have a large variety of testing we perform everyday and can image almost anything from › Continue Reading

When most people ask what I do and I respond that I’m a nuclear medicine technologist, they usually answer, “What is that?” or “That sounds impressive/scary.” Nuclear Medicine is not scary! It is a just another type of imaging modality used in our radiology department here › Continue Reading

When nuclear medicine studies are performed, a small amount of a radioactive medicine is given to your child or teenager. A special, extremely sensitive camera is used to take pictures of the parts of the body that are needed, or › Continue Reading

Babies are a lot of work after birth, especially twins. But in the womb, twins, especially those who are identical, can be difficult as well. One of the problems that arise in a twin pregnancy is called twin twin transfusion syndrome. In › 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

On this Veteran’s Day, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by our military members and their families. These sacrifices come in many ways: being away from family, coming home with extensive mental and/or physical injuries, and even giving their lives to protect › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and the Radiology Department are always looking to make your visit to us as convenient as possible. One of the ways we do that is offering multiple locations that you and your family can visit when making it to the main › Continue Reading

Changes are being made every day to accommodate the growing needs of patients and families within the medical center. One of those changes that we are excited to announce is the expansion of Cincinnati Children’s – Liberty Campus. On August › Continue Reading

Image supplied by MIM Software Inc. Over the past four months, there have been some new and exciting renovations in Nuclear Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. Two of our rooms have been redesigned in preparation for two new GE gamma cameras as well as new software to › Continue Reading

Often when you hear the term arthritis, you think of a condition that affects you later in life.However, there is a form of arthritis that can affect children called juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also referred to as JIA. It’s not a single disease, › Continue Reading

Anorectal malformations (ARM) occur during the first trimester of fetal development. This malformation involves the anus and the portion of the large bowel near the anus, and these structures do not develop normally. When an ARM affects a girl, she › Continue Reading

Pain in the front (anterior) part of the knee is a very common symptom in children. The knee is the largest joint in the body and where most growth occurs. The thigh bone (femur), upper shin bone (tibia), and knee › 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

It can be a scary experience walking your child through our hospital doors. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a simple test with no IV pokes or a surgical procedure; you will always have concerns for the well being of your › 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

Do you know which gland is located in the lower part of the neck, is shaped like a butterfly, and determines how efficiently the body uses energy in food? It’s the thyroid gland! January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, so we are › Continue Reading