Posts From Sparkle Torruella

Seven years. That’s how much time has passed since I arrived at Cincinnati Children’s. I think about all that I have accomplished, all that I have learned, all the people I have met, and most importantly for me, all the › Continue Reading

The finalists for the Make Up Your Own Holiday Day patient contest have been selected. Click on the link below to view the holiday finalists and VOTE for your favorite one! We will announce the winning holiday on Monday, March › Continue Reading

Have you ever thought about creating you own holiday? What would it look like? What would people do to celebrate it? Did you know that March 26th is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day? Really, it is! The Department of Radiology › Continue Reading

The Department of Radiology is staffed with many kinds of “different” people from different parts of the country (world even), different backgrounds, different perspectives, and different stories all working towards the same mission- being “better together” for each other, our › Continue Reading

Technology is advancing, and more and more often we are able to track disease with imaging, thereby avoiding biopsy. One relatively new imaging technique that we are very excited about it shear wave elastography (SWE). SWE is done with an › Continue Reading

This year at “Sparkle’s Annual Holiday Cheermeister” party in the Kasota building (Radiology Administrative Offices), the team created gingerbread houses. Every year I pick a different activity for my group to do; last year’s project was personalized ornaments and Christmas cookies. › Continue Reading

Coders in our Radiology Department ensure accurate ICD-10 coding (or diagnosis codes) on Radiology claims, as well as secure authorizations for high-tech imaging (Nuclear Medicine, CT and MRI). This can sometimes prove challenging given the constant changes in insurance coverage › Continue Reading

Obesity is a major public health problem, and obesity among children is becoming increasingly common. Obesity can impact multiple body organs and systems and is associated with other diseases such as diabetes. One of the organs that is particularly impacted › Continue Reading

Nellie, a two-year-old mini Goldendoodle, won this year’s Dogs of Radiology contest and was crowned 2017 Top Dog. She swept the competition with a silly photo of her resting her head next to a glass of wine after what must have been › Continue Reading

Dr. Neil D. Johnson grew up in Australia, where he received his medical training at Melbourne University. He then moved to the University of Rochester Medical Center for his fellowship in radiology, after which he joined our Radiology family at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Radiology got in on the fun of National Selfie Day this year with a departmental selfie contest! Staff had a ton of fun with their pictures. There were four chances to win: Funniest Selfie, Most People in a Selfie, Most Physicians in › Continue Reading

Dr. John M. Racadio has been practicing Interventional Radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of Interventional Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s for the past 11 years. He is also the director of the Interventional Radiology Research Lab, › 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

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

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

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

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.

He holds the titles of Associate Professor of Radiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Chief, Clinical Operations and Radiology Informatics; Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics – got all that? You must be wondering who on earth that could be. › Continue Reading

The pancreas has two major jobs: one is to produce insulin, which helps control blood sugar, while the other is to produce fluid that helps digest food. Diseases that affect the pancreas can disrupt one or both of these functions. › Continue Reading

In early November of 2016, Steve Kraus, MD, the Division Chief of Fluoroscopy, traveled with two surgeons, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist, two operating room scrub nurses, a circulating nurse, and three floor nurses from Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center on a surgical mission trip to › Continue Reading

This is the conclusion to Dr. Steven Kraus’s video interview. In this portion of the interview, Dr. Kraus talks about why he loves the holidays and what made him decide to become a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s. Related Video: Get To Know › Continue Reading

Thanks for joining us again for another Get To Know Your Radiologist video. Today you will meet Dr. Steven Kraus, the division chief of Radiology and Fluoroscopy. His special areas of clinical interest are genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging in children. He › Continue Reading

Photo: Becky Imbus (left) and Lauren Kirgis (right). It takes a lot of different people to make research happen at Cincinnati Children’s. One type of research professional is the clinical research coordinator, or CRC. The Radiology Department’s CRCs are located in our Imaging Research › Continue Reading

What Do You Love?

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year we are celebrating by walking around our Radiology Department and asking our staff, patients, and families, “What do you LOVE?”. Watch our video below to find out.