Posts From Tony Dandino

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

MR Ergometer

As you probably have come to expect from Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we are constantly trying to push the envelope everyday and in every way: from the way we tackle new and improved technologies to how we go above and › Continue Reading

People often ask me exactly what it was that made me want to go into pediatric radiology. For me, the absolute most enjoyable part of my job is getting to see the children and their families. Nothing lifts my spirit more than › Continue Reading

The Wise Old Professor of Radiology (the WOPR) is a mysterious being who can be found wandering through the hospital at almost any hour of the day or night. No one knows much about him. Some say that he was › Continue Reading

Every winter, something in particular happens in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the northern United States, but it doesn’t always make the most sense. It goes a little like this: “My doctor did a chest x-ray and told me my › Continue Reading

With each passing day we find ourselves closer and closer to the big day: Christmas. Amidst the hustle and bustle we also find ourselves scouring the city for the perfect gift. East-siders venture into the Westside and West-siders travel to › Continue Reading

After walking through the main concourse of our hospital, we think anyone could agree that Cincinnati Children’s is not like most medical facilities. We have vibrant colors, animalistic artwork and kid-friendly interactive decorations. There is so much creative contrast, some children › Continue Reading

It’s official, a 3T MRI scanner has finally made it to the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department at the Liberty Campus. Our Liberty Campus MRI re-opened in July with 3T imaging services (after being closed for a short time to remove › Continue Reading

September is an exciting month in the Department of Radiology’s Division of Thoracoabdominal Imaging here at Cincinnati Children’s. The second Pediatric Body MRI Course presented by The Society for Pediatric Radiology is coming to town and will be held in › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s supplies recycling bins throughout the entire facility and advocates a paperless charting system (EPIC Systems). Now the Radiology Department has partnered up with Mathew 25: Ministries to take this idea of recycling everything to a whole new level. While the department has › Continue Reading

Photo: Laura Hanselman with her husband Randy. It is with a mix of sadness and joy that we say goodbye to one of our beloved MRI technologists, Laura Hanselman. Because of the unique and often high-pressure situations that we find ourselves › Continue Reading

MRI Safety Week 2017

MRI Safety Week is always celebrated within the month of July because 16 years ago, a six-year-old boy named Michael Colombini was killed in an MRI incident in Valhalla, New York, in July. There was little-to-no MRI safety information at › Continue Reading

As most of you may know from personal experience, trying to get your child to hold still for a picture can prove to be an impossible task. The moment you attempt to capture their angelic image, they are already turning › Continue Reading

The Latest on Liberty

A few weeks ago I gave everyone the “Heads Up on Liberty” MRI and the upcoming temporary closures for construction. The dates given in the previous blog article had to be vague because nothing was set in stone. Well, the › Continue Reading

On Christmas day of 2011, I was flat on my back in a stretcher within the maternity ward recovering from an emergency c-section. My first-born child, Ashlin, was only a few hundred feet away from me in the neonatal intensive › Continue Reading

Heads Up Liberty MRI

For those of you lucky enough to have been following the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Blog from the very beginning (feel free to venture back if you think you may have missed anything), you can confirm Cincinnati Children’s strives to keep › Continue Reading

As you may or may not know, technologists working in Radiology have an obligation to keep up with their continuing education throughout their entire careers. Much like with registered nurses, this is to prove we maintain performing at the same › Continue Reading

Odontogenesis, or the formation of teeth, is a complex multistep process requiring interaction between different cell types. This begins at approximately four weeks into utero life. Eventually, most babies will develop two sets of teeth. Twenty baby teeth grow in › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we are committed to constantly keeping each one of our patients’ thoughts, feelings, and experiences in the forefront of everything we do. This ranges from how we decorate the departments to which technologies we invest effort into › Continue Reading

In an attempt to continually better ourselves and our services, Cincinnati Children’s is constantly pushing to change the outcome. In our MRI department this means updating our intraoperative MRI scanner, located within one of our operating rooms. As of January 2017, the outdated › Continue Reading

‘Tis the season for brightly colored lights, festive carols, and chilly winter nights spent snuggled up watching your favorite holiday classics. Unfortunately, it is also the season for icy sidewalks, slippery roads and other general inconveniences during the end of › Continue Reading