Posts From Tony Dandino

For many years, MRI department technologists have been dependent on cumbersome protocol binders in each control room to scan the correct sequences, set up the correct parameters, and follow proper guidelines. Image: MRI protocols on the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology website. Recently, we › Continue Reading

It has now been about a month since the MRI Division in the Department of Radiology has discontinued the use of our inefficient dry erase board and adopted the brand new electronic status boards. Aside from the initial technical errors and slight › Continue Reading

Photo: Nuclear medicine technologist transferring radioactive agent into container Hepatobiliary tumors in the pediatric population represent 5-6% of abdominal tumors, and liver tumors account for 0.5-2% of cancer in children. Pediatric tumors are typically radiosensitive, but the use of necessary › Continue Reading

As you might expect, peak sports season during the school year also means one of the busiest times for radiology. Between fractures, contusions, and concussions, we remain very active all season long. To add to the hectic situation, one of the › Continue Reading

Starting this week, the MRI department at Main Base Cincinnati Children’s has erected construction walls and begun working on our newest upgrade: electronic patient scheduling boards. If you have been to our department before, you will notice the new electronic boards (and main › Continue Reading

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Cassie Freese, who has taken on the newly created position of Technologist Assistant in the Radiology Department. You may recognize Cassie from her previous video blog article about her daughter’s Cincinnati Children’s experience, › Continue Reading

Most people believe if they are getting an image of their head it should take the same amount of time every time. However, there is more to a brain exam than initially meets the eye; there are a couple of › Continue Reading

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, the Department of Radiology is involved in an international multicenter research collaboration focused on the etiology and optimal management of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). OCD is often painful and could potentially be a permanently disabling condition that › Continue Reading

Throughout Cincinnati Children’s this week we are celebrating and appreciating our hardworking Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) for all the long hours and the relentless effort they commit every single day to make our hospital the best it can be. The PCAs are like › Continue Reading

In collaboration with this week’s diversity theme, we’d like to introduce you to Cincinnati Children’s Cultural Champions, a relatively new team committed to understanding and cooperating with all cultures from around the world and their individual needs. The committee has been devoted › Continue Reading

As 2015 comes to an end, we are inevitably bound to reflect on the past 12 months and really cherish all the hard work. In an effort to honor the hard work of 2015’s Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Blog team, here are › Continue Reading

Every year in the United States there are approximately 1,750 spinal cord injuries in children and teens younger than 18 years of age. Here at Cincinnati Children’s, my colleagues and I are interested in discovering early imaging signs of traumatic injuries › Continue Reading

No matter the department within Cincinnati Children’s, training our staff is a big part of being prepared for all situations– whether or not they are likely to happen. Oftentimes we run fire and safety drills within our departments, and few people › Continue Reading

The nights grow dark as the temperature drops, and the leaves begin releasing themselves from their seasonal attachments, all to create a colorful backdrop for the monsters and ghouls that are starting to infest our neighborhoods. Fall has finally arrived › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, neurosurgeons and radiologists work together to give your child the best possible outcome. Imaging is routinely used in the operating room to guide surgeons to the abnormality, avoid regions of the brain that control important functions (such › Continue Reading

Myth Busting MRI

Technology nowadays is absolutely amazing. It allows us to capture clear images of your child’s organs and discover new diagnoses faster than ever, which enables treatments to begin earlier and earlier. This same technology also gives us many platforms and › Continue Reading

Our MRI department is filled with lots of hardworking and caring staff here at Cincinnati Children’s. We all work together to care for you and your child. As you may well know, our MRI department utilizes the resources of other departments, › Continue Reading

This year at Cincinnati Children’s we will be honoring MRI Safety Week September 21-25th. Our department has been working hard to keep our patients, families and staff safe with new changes in the MRI department. This week we will not › Continue Reading

The MRI department is once again adding a new face to the family. The scanner known as M3 has been replaced and upgraded with a brand new MRI scanner. When walking through the department, you may notice the hallway leading › Continue Reading

Conferences play an important role in keeping scientists and clinicians fresh and up-to-date on the latest technology and ideas. Every discipline has yearly meetings that bring researchers from all over the world together. Some of these meetings are huge impersonal events (e.g. the › Continue Reading

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive, non-radiation medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat complex medical conditions. MRI uses a combination of powerful magnetic fields, radio frequency pulses and reconstruction software to produce detailed internal body pictures. As › Continue Reading

If you bring your child in to the Burnet campus for an MRI scan in August, you may notice a lot of construction going on throughout the department. This is because we are replacing one of our 3 Tesla MRI › Continue Reading

The new research building at Cincinnati Children’s has plenty to offer, not the least of which is an impressive collection of artwork and architectural features. One of the most visible pieces is the multi-colored sculpture entitled Color Field Sculpture by Shelley › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Fetal Care Center is one of the largest centers in the country offering prenatal repair of myelomeningoceles in unborn children with Chiari II malformation. Chiari II malformation is a rare abnormality involving the brain and spine. This innovative › Continue Reading

Vascular anomalies are disorders of blood vessels. Typically found in young children, they frequently present themselves as regions of skin discoloration and/or masses. They can generally be divided into two categories based on their cellular properties and behavior. The first › Continue Reading