How We Do It

As radiologists, we are available and help the emergency room with the diagnosis of many urgent cases. One emergency that is seen is testicular torsion (sometimes called twisted testicle). Testicular torsion is when the testicle twists in the scrotum and › Continue Reading

When I was in medical school, I remember learning about different illnesses and how to treat them. However, I learned, or better to say, I knew very little compared to what I know now about fetal imaging and things that › Continue Reading

As a Pediatric Radiology Fellow, I spend my days interpreting images, including x-rays and ultrasounds on children of all ages. X-rays create a picture of the bones and joints that help us find fractures and other abnormalities. They are an important diagnostic › Continue Reading

Sometimes, we are asked by parents why more than one view is needed for their child’s x-ray. Most of the time, the reason is because each image is a two-dimensional (2D) picture of a three-dimensional (3D) object (your child’s body). › Continue Reading

Your child’s healthcare provider may order a chest x-ray for many reasons, including trouble breathing, cough, fever, chest pain, or injury to the chest area. Chest x-rays can identify abnormalities of the lungs, airway, heart, mediastinum (middle chest area), and › Continue Reading

There are several ways that radiologists make images of patients, but the oldest technique and one of the most widely known is the x-ray. The first image made using x-rays was produced in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen. But what exactly › Continue Reading

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

On a typical day in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, we may have up to 12 trainees in the department learning about pediatric radiology. In these unprecedented times, with the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, radiology › Continue Reading

Our Radiology blog launched in 2014. Through hard work and perseverance, we have posted over 750 blog articles! Thanks to our blog team, both current and former members, we could not have achieved this feat. Out of all of the › Continue Reading

The search for foreign bodies is a common indication for obtaining radiographs in children. Foreign bodies are objects lying partially or wholly within the body that originated in the external environment. Some foreign bodies are radiopaque on x-ray, which can aid › 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

We know it can be challenging when your child needs extra tests; they may need blood work, x-rays, ultrasound imaging, or an appointment for a specialist. But does your child really have to skip breakfast or fast overnight in addition? › Continue Reading

A fracture of the small outermost bone of a toe or finger may not only hurt, but also may contain a hidden threat that is not yet visible on plain x-ray pictures at the time of injury. I start with › Continue Reading

The Imaging Research Center (IRC) is a division of the Department of Radiology as well as a core resource in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. The IRC houses approximately 15 PhD faculty members, as well as postdoctoral students, other trainees and staff. Among › 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

Most will recognize this face: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, who injured his knee in an NFL game in Oct 2019. Dislocation is also a common complaint for a child who presents to the emergency › Continue Reading

Prenatal imaging with ultrasound is the standard of care for all pregnancies. However, when there is an abnormality, additional imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now more common. Why is this? Ultrasound is a test that utilizes sound waves. › Continue Reading

Although as a patient or parent, you may not see a medical student observing you or your child being imaged, medical students spend time in our department daily learning the importance of diagnostic radiology and how it touches almost every › 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

You may notice the next time your child gets an x-ray at Cincinnati Children’s.  We have been using an x-ray ruler called calipers to help the technologist measure the thickness of the body part they are imaging.   This measurement is › Continue Reading

Our Hybrid OR (operating room) is a collaboration between Radiology’s Dr. John Racadio, Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Daniel von Allmen, and PHILIPS Medical Imaging. The team has been working together for several years to create their vision of a procedural room, incorporating › Continue Reading

2019 Year Wrap-Up

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season. Let’s take a look back at our year in Radiology: As usual, we hired a lot of new employees in our Radiology Department. New Reading Room assistants, technologists, registered › Continue Reading

A “quench” to an MRI scanner means something totally different than the normal definition of “satisfying one’s thirst by drinking.” At Cincinnati Children’s, our MRI scanners are basically one big superconducting magnet. From what I’m told, they are even stronger than › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s has a wealth of knowledge and experience, especially when it comes to medical education. Technology and social media platforms in particular provide a valuable avenue to share this wealth amongst the medical community, patients, and families. The main › Continue Reading

Our Radiology Department provides complete radiology and imaging services for the evaluation of pediatric disease.These services include radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission therapy (PET), fluoroscopy, vascular and interventional procedures and cardiac imaging. › Continue Reading