Posts From Sarah Kaupp

Sarhea is my 9-year-old daughter. She has cystic fibrosis and occasionally has to get different studies done in our Department of Radiology. The most recent was an MRI exam used to look at her liver. She wanted to write a › Continue Reading

As a radiology technologist, one of the most common questions asked of me is, “Don’t you just push a button?” My answer? Yes, I do push a button, but I went through two years of schooling that involved learning the inner › Continue Reading

My New Adventure

July is full of new adventures throughout the hospital. This July will be the beginning of a new adventure for me as well. I have accepted a first-shift position in The Heart Institute. I have been on second shift for › Continue Reading

It seems like only a few short months ago we were introducing you to our new Radiology Clinical Fellows. Believe it or not, their fellowship is almost over! At the beginning of next month, our fellows will be brand new › Continue Reading

Valerie Gilbert, a reading room assistant in Radiology, will be retiring on January 6. She’s been a part of the Cincinnati Children’s family for many years, and she’ll be missed greatly! Valerie worked at Good Samaritan Hospital right after graduating › Continue Reading

There is nothing worse than watching your child go through something excruciating and being unable to stop it. Sarhea’s Birth Story On a Tuesday morning, my daughter Sarhea (Suh-ray-uh) was born via emergency cesarean section due to her not responding during › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is truly second to none. We have some of the best radiologists in the world working here and the most current and advanced technology available. In addition, we also have Reading Room Assistants (RRA) and, believe it or not, › Continue Reading

They say time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s no surprise that another year has passed and we have a new group of Radiology clinical fellows here at Cincinnati Children’s! We are fortunate once again to have four of our previous › Continue Reading

The Reading Room is dimly lit. Since our radiologists are looking on images on the computer, the background light can make it harder to see. Think about when you are watching a movie in a movie theater. You can see › Continue Reading

Help Us To Help You!

When you have an appointment in Radiology, there are a few things that you will need to know and bring before you arrive. Being as prepared as possible for your appointment helps us to take the best possible care of › Continue Reading

Being told your child has cancer is a nightmare for anyone with children. On July 7, my 3-year-old son, Owen, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The first 24 hours were very surreal. I can remember physicians and nurses talking › Continue Reading

Dr. Jason Woods’ research focuses on novel ways of imaging lung structure and function with techniques that don’t require sedation, anesthesia, or radiation. The two most promising techniques both use MRI—a modality that uses radio frequencies that are lower in energy › Continue Reading

Both lungs are affected in children with chILD, or childhood interstitial lung disease. This is different from diseases we see more often such as pneumonia, which affect only one part of the lung. ChILD is rare, lasts a long time, and › Continue Reading

As most parents know, toddlers love to put things in their mouths. This is the main reason why ingestion of non-food items, or “foreign bodies,” is a common problem in children less than 3 years of age. According to the › Continue Reading

Photo (lf-rt): Drs. Neil Lall, Aaron McAllister, Madalsa Joshi, Brian Pugmire, Hollie West, John Roebel, HaiThuy Nguyen and Enrique Alvarado. People come from all over the world to be seen by the doctors at Cincinnati Children’s. Few stop to think that we have physicians from all over the › Continue Reading

A radiology resident is a doctor who has been on a long journey of learning. After completing college and graduating from medical school, these doctors have worked in various clinical settings during an internship year. Now after over 9 years › Continue Reading

If it was your child, what would you do? This is a question that drives many of our doctors and nurses to give your child the best possible care while you are here. If your child is at our hospital, › Continue Reading

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

Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is the most common life shortening inherited disease in the Caucasian population. CF affects about 50,000 people in the United States. Problems with the lungs are the most obvious feature of CF, but the disease affects › Continue Reading

Photo: Ultrasound technologist holding a transducer Each year, 15 million babies worldwide are born too soon. In the United States, 1 in every 9 babies is born premature. This is significant because premature birth is the number one cause of › Continue Reading

Over the past few months my son Carter has been treated by many departments at Cincinnati Children’s. He had an emergency room visit, inpatient stay, lab work, outpatient surgery, and was seen in both Neurology and Radiology. During our many › Continue Reading

The Beryl Institute, a premier leader in improving the patient experience, defines the patient experience as the “sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.” Originally proposed by the Beryl › Continue Reading

Trauma imaging is a general term used for radiologic exams that evaluate injuries as a result of an accident. Examples of trauma include broken bones after a fall and internal organ injury or internal head bleed following a car accident. The department › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s offers twenty-four hour attending radiology coverage for all imaging performed at this institution. This service includes reading all x-rays, CTs, and MRIs performed at the main hospital and all the outpatient centers. The benefit of having a staff › Continue Reading

My daughter has had a few CT scans due to complications from cystic fibrosis.  She was very young and had to be put under general anesthesia, but I never knew what a CT with contrast felt like–until recently. In October, I gave birth to › Continue Reading