Posts From Michelle Gramke

Technology has changed our lives dramatically. When I was in school, I remember having to go to the library to look at encyclopedias and textbooks to complete all of my writing assignments. Now, children can type a few keywords into › Continue Reading

There are x-rays in space that come from stars (including our Sun), supernovas, quasars, and black holes. Our northern lights and auroras on other planets (including Jupiter and Saturn) also produce x-rays. Scientists can use these x-rays to take pictures › Continue Reading

Many children like to play barefoot, which means they face a greater risk of puncture wounds of the foot. These may go unrecognized at the time of injury and there may be little physical evidence of a puncture site. The › Continue Reading

In the early 1990s, I was an 11-year-old with appendicitis. After a visit to our pediatrician, I was referred to the Emergency Department of my home city’s children’s hospital, where I met a pediatric surgeon. He examined my abdomen, ordered › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive imaging exam that uses radio waves and magnetic and fields gradients to generate anatomic images of a body part. It does not use ionizing radiation like CTs or x-rays. Prior to MR › Continue Reading

Congratulations are in order for Lindsey Hekler, one of our ultrasound technologists, and Dr. Brian Coley, radiologist in chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They were two of the authors on “Pediatric Sonography Curriculum: A Matter of Patient Safety,” which was published in the › Continue Reading

“Why does my child need an MRI in addition to his PET/CT?” “Why does my child need a CT in addition to her PET/CT?” These are questions we are asked frequently by caregivers and patients who are being imaged after a diagnosis › 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

If a child presents with an asymmetric head shape, the pediatrician may be able to determine if the child has positional molding with normal cranial sutures, which may resolve spontaneously or with positional management of the head. However, in some › Continue Reading

Since opening in April 2013, Outpatient Green Township has seen growth in everything from urgent care to radiology to clinics. Photo: Green Township technologists Lora Huber and Michelle Gramke. From fiscal year 2015 to June 2016, x-ray patients have grown from › Continue Reading

Trampolines are a popular recreational activity among children and teenagers; however, injuries are not uncommon. Young children are at the greatest risk of injury, the most common of which include sprains, strains and contusions. Broken bones and even more serious › Continue Reading