The Safety Award is given each quarter to the Radiology employee who receives the most safety-related Above and Beyond awards. Our Above and Beyond is an online system that we use to nominate/recognize employees who have gone above and beyond in their normal working › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s, like all major institutions, has its own IT department. Here it’s called “IS” for Information Services. Our Radiology Department also has its own IT division called Radiology Informatics. Akhil Dhamija has set a milestone in our department as › Continue Reading

When a sick child presents to a clinic or emergency department, the doctors and nurses begin collecting information about the patient to formulate a differential diagnosis, which is a list of reasonable possibilities for what could be causing the patient’s › Continue Reading

One of the many challenges facing patients referred to the Cincinnati Fetal Center is having to tolerate fetal magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  Having to lie still on a narrow table during imaging for any period of time is challenging, and when › Continue Reading

When we think of an ultrasound exam, it is usually in relation to pregnancy. The exam can let us see the fetus in the mother’s womb, giving us a look at possible birth defects, the sex of the child, if › Continue Reading

We have three new employees joining our Radiology team: two new ultrasound technologists and one anesthesia nurse. Hello, my name is Alexandra Harrell, but you can call me Alex. I am from Kettering, Ohio. I graduated from Kettering College with › Continue Reading

On September 13, we celebrated a momentous occasion in Radiology: the 37th year that our very own ultrasound technologist, Lori Muench, had been a Cincinnati Children’s employee.  While it’s not rare for many Cincinnati Children’s employees to be long-term staff with › Continue Reading

As stated in Part 1 of “Why are Sounds Generated by the MRI Scanner,” our Radiology MRI scanners can be described as one big superconducting magnet. Electricity is sent through the copper coils of the machine, which makes the coils › Continue Reading

Hi, I’m Natalie Schroeder and I am the new hire in MRI. I am from a small town in Northwest Ohio called Glandorf, which is about an hour south of Toledo in the middle of cornfields. I recently graduated from › Continue Reading

Our MRI machines at the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department are most simply described as one big superconducting magnet. Inside the magnet are copper coils that conduct the electricity, making it an electromagnet. As the MRI technologist begins the scan, rapid › 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 another productive year for research in the Department of Radiology, with more than 100 publications and close to 30 grant applications, many of them successful. In the last quarter alone, Radiology primary investigators have secured more than $2.6M › 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

The final member of our 2020 Radiology Fellowship Class is Dr. Felipe Gabriel Rodriquez Ruiz. Dr. Ruiz comes to us from Caguas, Puerto Rico. Caguas was founded January 1st, 1775. Originally called San Sebastián del Piñal de Caguax, Caguas derives › Continue Reading

It’s good to be recognized. This month, two of our Imaging Research Center (IRC) faculty, Dr. Jason Woods and Dr. Laura Walkup, were honored to make the front cover of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The IRC is › Continue Reading

The Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research (CPIR) is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, and the Imaging Research Center (IRC). The CPIR, directed by Jason Woods, PhD, was launched in 2013 to conduct collaborative research focused › Continue Reading

Today we visit the MRI Division, in the Radiology Department of Cincinnati Children’s. Our host will be Miss Audrey Bryant, (SPEC TECH-MRI). Audrey has been working in the department for a few years now. She will be our tour guide › Continue Reading

Quick Facts: MRI

As stated in our Cincinnati Children’s Radiology website, MRI is a way to take pictures of the body using a large powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer. The computer generates detailed pictures of your body and each picture looks › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Children’s employee appreciation events this year were a huge hit with three days of Reds games, giveaways and concessions. For one of our Radiology staff, the ballgame on Sunday, July 21, was the choir highlight of her whole › 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

TEAM

There is no “I” in TEAM. The cardiovascular imaging section at Cincinnati Children’s has embraced this motto of esprit de corps by combining the expertise of two distinct departments–cardiology and radiology.  Cardiovascular imaging examinations at Cincinnati Children’s (CT and MRI) are › Continue Reading

A Team Approach

A few years ago, our Chair of Informatics, Dr. Alex Towbin, introduced an upgrade to our imaging software that would allow the radiologists in our department to rapidly communicate with one another while reviewing patient images. I didn’t quite understand › Continue Reading

Here is the second half of our Radiology Clinical Fellows, Class of 2020. Dr. Joshua “Josh” Wermers comes to us from Aurora, Colorado. He attended medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado, and completed › Continue Reading

We have seven new Radiology Clinical Fellows this year. I can still remember our former 2019 Fellows; the year does goes by fast when you’re working hard and enjoying your work at the same time. Let’s begin with our first › Continue Reading