Posts From Tony Dandino

Although most of our attentions are currently transfixed on the COVID-19 situation, here in Radiology’s MRI Division, we know there are at least a couple of teams having to focus their attention elsewhere. At this moment, the Philips and Messer teams in › Continue Reading

In our modern world of electronic devices and chargers, we often find ourselves asking, “Why can’t I find the charging cable I need?” Whether it’s one of the constantly changing USB connectors or some other company’s proprietary design, we are › Continue Reading

Believe it or not, it is time once again to replace another scanner in the Cincinnati Children’s MRI Division (Room M2). We typically replace our MRI scanners about every seven to ten years in a consistent rotation. This scanner upgrade › Continue Reading

We have all been to an appointment only to discover a waiting room packed with people and a seemingly endless delay before being seen. Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we are constantly collecting data, creating new processes and evaluating each step along › Continue Reading

“I have heard that the contrast used in MR imaging can be dangerous. Is this true, and should I request no contrast for my child’s MR imaging exams?” A good rule to follow for any medical testing is, “Do what › Continue Reading

This was a question I was recently asked by a precocious seven-year-old girl after I explained to her the procedure we were going to do that day: a functional MRI exam of her brain. I explained, “Well not really, but › Continue Reading

In 2003, when I first got a chance to be trained in the United States, one of my mentors suggested that Cincinnati Children’s was one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. Because of logistical reasons, I was not › Continue Reading

We asked more than 100 patients and families from the Online Community of Family Advisors,“What does a perfect Radiology patient encounter look like? – From the first interaction to the last, in what areas does Cincinnati Children’s Radiology shine and › Continue Reading

Welcome Back!

Over the last six months or so, the MRI Division’s clinical patient population has been moved to different buildings, asked to walk across the street, and scanned within our research areas. This was all because of the potential construction disruptions › Continue Reading

Everyone knows technology is always changing. That’s why we replace our cell phones every two years, right? Well, in an era filled to the brim with advanced electric technology, did you also know the technology in our clothes is evolving › Continue Reading

Interventional radiologists use imaging such as x-rays, CT scanning, MRI scanning and Ultrasound to guide needles and catheters (thin tubes) while performing minimally invasive procedures such as biopsies, angiograms, tumor ablations, and injections of medications or contrast.  Augmented reality is a › Continue Reading

One of the most exciting parts of my job as a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s is the collaboration with other doctors and their healthcare teams. Working together, we help provide the best care for our patients. One of my › Continue Reading

Our MRI Department may not have magic wands, but we do have metal-detecting wands that work like magic wands. Anyone who has been through the MRI imaging process knows all too well that there will always be an extensive MRI › Continue Reading

As many of you may know, either from following the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology blog or by experiencing it personally, there have been quite a few changes for the MRI Division recently. These changes are the result of the ongoing construction › Continue Reading

As a radiology resident, I learned how to recognize the difference between a button battery and a coin …on an x-ray film. Funny thing is, I’d never seen a button battery in real life! Where did kids find these button › Continue Reading

When I have a tough problem I usually talk it out with the Wise Old Professor of Radiology (WORP). “WOPR,” I said,“another article came out saying that there is a risk of cancer from getting a CT scan. No one › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: This is the fourth part in a series of blog posts describing how the construction of Cincinnati Children’s new Critical Care Building will affect the MRI services in the Radiology Department. The previous posts described why the construction may impact our MRI services, how we are using › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series of blog posts describing how the construction of Cincinnati Children’s new Critical Care Building will affect the MRI services in the Radiology Department. The previous posts described why the construction may impact our MRI services and how we › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series of blog posts describing how the construction of Cincinnati Children’s new Critical Care Building will affect the MRI services in the Radiology Department. The previous post described why the construction may impact our MRI › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series of blog posts describing how the construction of Cincinnati Children’s new Critical Care Building will affect the MRI services in the Radiology Department. This post describes why the construction may impact our services. The › Continue Reading

Finding an abnormality of a baby in pregnancy is scary and overwhelming. At Cincinnati Children’s, we have a Fetal Care Center that specializes in treating fetuses and supporting families with babies who are affected by a disease process before birth. › Continue Reading

Earlier this month the Imaging Research Center (IRC) at Cincinnati Children’s commissioned its seventh research MR scanner. This scanner is a state-of-the-art, 3 Tesla magnet with all the features needed to perform cutting-edge research and capture the very best clinical images. › Continue Reading

When working with sick children, tensions and emotions naturally tend to run high for both parents and health providers. Parents are striving to advocate on behalf of their child as best they can, while physicians and nurses caring for the › Continue Reading

Remember back in the day when everyone had to leave their desks, line up cooperatively, and march outside for all those fire drills? Even to this day we still practice fire drills and fire safety throughout Cincinnati Children’s. Aside from › Continue Reading

Finding The Balance

Being a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s is an incredible experience, and being a mother of two wonderful children is an amazing adventure. I have had the privilege to be both a working mom and a stay-at-home mom during different periods in › Continue Reading