Posts From Janet M. Adams

The weather is (finally!) warming up in Cincinnati, and it’s time to get outside and play! Here in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, the nicer weather also means that we are seeing more kids who need x-rays for broken › Continue Reading

Last year, I finished my pediatric radiology fellowship and was hired on as a faculty radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s. One week I was a fellow, and the next a faculty member. I was nervous about the decision to stay at › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, we perform ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate babies that have been diagnosed with a problem in the womb before birth.  Our Fetal Care Center is one of the most innovative in the country, providing › Continue Reading

It’s a scene we see everyday- a worried parent comes to the Radiology Department for an intimidating test on their child. Their pediatrician has requested the exam as part of an attempt to sort out why the child is having › Continue Reading

How We Clean in CT

I have had the privilege of working in the CT Division of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s for 11 years. One thing I can tell you with certainty is that we care a great deal about infection control. We have signs › 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

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

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

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

One of the things that I enjoy most about my job here at Cincinnati Children’s is being involved in interdisciplinary conferences. This past year I became involved in our Neuro-oncology Tumor Board, and it has been a tremendous experience for › Continue Reading

I became a father on the day before my very own birthday. My daughter came into this world with an ease and grace that was astounding to behold. We took her home and she continues to thrive and amaze us › Continue Reading

Have you ever wondered why it’s so dark in an ultrasound scan room? Many patients question why we turn the lights down when they come in for a scan. The answer is simple: so we can see better! The retina › Continue Reading

March Fractures

Featured Image: T2 image lateral view shows the bright signal and dark fracture line stress fracture (arrow) With spring and warmer weather right around the corner, sports seasons change and children’s physical activity levels may increase. Bones constantly repair and › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is the only hospital in the United States to have a magnetic resonance (MR) unit in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We feel this was important since babies are fragile, have trouble maintaining normal temperature, and do not handle › Continue Reading

I am the chair of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Quality Assurance Committee for Radiation Generating Equipment–lots of words that mean that I am the Radiology Department’s go-to person for questions about radiation risk and radiation protection. Every year, and often › 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

Photo: Dr. Jonathan Dillman teaching Dr. Leslie Teng, a resident from Allegheny General Hospital. Let me begin by saying that it has been an absolute pleasure to be a member of the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology team over the past year. › Continue Reading

The Doctor Is In!

Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology performs studies for hundreds of children each day. While many of these are children in our hospital, there are many more who are coming to us from their doctor’s offices. Children and their families typically receive the results of › Continue Reading

In addition to caring directly for patients, radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s regularly work to advance healthcare by researching new imaging techniques and training other radiologists in the most up-to-date and well-established pediatric imaging practices. These activities take on many forms, › Continue Reading

Stroke is a serious complication in patients with sickle cell disease. Here in the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we perform transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound exams to check for increased risk of stroke in these patients. The TCD exam is similar › Continue Reading

There is an amazing amount of talent and skill in the Radiology ultrasound division here at Cincinnati Children’s! Did you know: There are 36 employees in the ultrasound division? Thirty-four are registered technologists and two are clinical support assistants. These 36 employees have › Continue Reading

Photo: 2016 Radiology Fellows Cincinnati Children’s is one of the foremost training hospitals for pediatric specialties both within the United States and the world. This reputation applies also to the Department of Radiology, which has one of the largest training › Continue Reading