Posts From Wendy Bankes

Earlier this year, the Radiology Department of Cincinnati Children’s was awarded the AHRA and Toshiba “Putting Patients First” grant to improve some of the spaces that our families and children spend time in before they have imaging performed. Environment and › Continue Reading

Earlier this year, Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department celebrated Patient Experience Week, an annual event to celebrate healthcare staff’s impact on the patient experience every day. During our weeklong celebration, we collected items for The Ronald McDonald House, shared a patient experience video, › Continue Reading

This year, Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department will celebrate Patient Experience Week April 25-29.  In addition to our daily endeavors to make each patient experience as positive as we can, this is a week during which we honor our patients and families who › Continue Reading

When we take an x-ray, we use radiation to generate a picture. While radiation is around us each day, it is important to limit exposure when possible. Lead has the unique ability to stop the penetration and scatter of the › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department has gotten into the holiday spirit! This year our department adopted a first grade classroom at South Avondale School, located 2 miles from our main campus. The Radiology Department sponsored the classroom by providing a holiday gift for › Continue Reading

Several times throughout the year, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s unites to provide support for the local community. This spring, our team donated $700 of supplies to the Ronald McDonald House to support families away from home due to › Continue Reading

Each year in October, the Department of Radiology transforms into place that children will enjoy visiting during Halloween! Instead of being greeted by a nurse, technologist, PCA or child life specialist, our visitors are delighted to be greeted by Cotton Candy, Olaf, › Continue Reading

There are many ways that imaging of the heart, or cardiac imaging, can be performed: x-ray, angiography, echocardiography, CT or MRI. In the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s, CT and MRI are the most frequently performed studies in pediatric › Continue Reading

In the Radiology department of Cincinnati Children’s, our team has been working to reduce the radiation dose to as low as possible while maintaining image quality. Our new lower dosage x-ray and fluoroscopy techniques pick up minute details like logos and › Continue Reading

When I started experiencing shoulder dislocations due to a fall, the first test that was ordered was an MRI and then later a pre-surgical CT. I started wondering: What’s the difference? Why couldn’t the MRI images be used for pre-surgical › Continue Reading

Radiology On The Move

Today, 18 Radiology Faculty, 14 Fellows and 4 administration personnel moved from their office space to make way for an Urgent Care suite next to the Emergency Department at our Main Campus. This move allows for our patients to receive quick, › Continue Reading

One of the hallmarks of Cincinnati Children’s is the huge role that research plays in our mission. It is not always obvious, but one way or the other, research impacts almost all of our activities. Researchers who study research (yes, › Continue Reading

An abdominal (belly) ultrasound is the preferred initial method to determine if your child has appendicitis. An ultrasound technologist will perform the test by using a small camera called a transducer that uses sound waves to visualize the internal organs. › Continue Reading

Image: Venous malformation of the arm-elbow Sclerotherapy is a very common treatment for patients with slow flow vascular malformations such as venous, lymphatic or mixed venous and lymphatic malformations. This treatment promotes inflammation within the malformation, promoting it to “internally scar” › Continue Reading

Pediatric interventional radiology, a subspecialty of pediatric radiology, allows doctors to use image guidance (such as real-time x-rays called fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or CT -CAT scan guidance) to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures in children. These procedures can be done through small needles › Continue Reading

The Quality Improvement Team at Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is committed to making your experience with us better. The most effective way to implement improvement in the clinical areas is to have the front-line clinical staff, who are directly impacted by any › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is committed to being the best at getting better. Our Quality Assurance and Compliance Team consists of a nurse, patient advocate manager, project manager and technologists that work alongside radiologists and physicists to improve our department. › Continue Reading

Radiology Gives Back

Over the last year, radiology staff committed to giving back to our community, radiology families in need, and the organizations that participate in United Way. Each year, radiology employees contribute to United Way, and this year we had an increase from › Continue Reading

The cold and flu season is upon us! To reduce the transmission of respiratory viruses and protect the health of our patients, on December 10, 2014, Cincinnati Children’s implemented Visitor Restrictions. It’s important to be aware of these restrictions as you › Continue Reading

Last week, the new Radiology Department waiting area on Burnet Campus was unveiled featuring a “Beneath the Surface” theme. The waiting room was designed by Kolar Design along with our Parent and Family Focus Group to meet the needs and clinical conditions of our › Continue Reading

If your child is to have an exam performed under general anesthesia, you will check in at Same Day Surgery Registration located on A3. Here you will meet the anesthesia team and the interventional radiologist. They will confirm what exam is › Continue Reading

If your child is having a procedure in Interventional Radiology without sedation/general anesthesia, you will first check in at the main radiology desk located on B1. A nurse will take you and your child to a holding room in Interventional › Continue Reading

The last place anyone wants to spend Halloween in is a hospital. Radiology employees decided they wanted do what they could to make our patients’ visit on Halloween as enjoyable as possible. At the Burnet and Liberty campuses, radiology held › Continue Reading

The Radiology Department uses x-rays everyday to identify the presence and/or severity of injuries to the children we treat. Some articles claim that the small radiation doses from x-ray technology are harmful. So are medical x-ray exams safe for your child? The simple answer: Yes. › Continue Reading

Starting October 1, 2014, construction will begin on Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus Radiology Department waiting room. At the end of this seven-week renovation project, we will have a new and improved waiting room to better serve our patients and families. Below are few answers to some › Continue Reading