How We Do It

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

Last week our Radiology Department celebrated its annual Radiology Week, not only for our technologists, who do a great job every day, but for everyone else in our department. The whole week was a celebration of the hard work and the › Continue Reading

Last week came and went like a whirlwind, or maybe everyone was just super busy and it seemed like it went by very fast. Here is what transpired the week of October 27th to November 1st in our Radiology Department. › Continue Reading

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is doing a lot of great things for our region (which includes adjacent counties in Indiana and Kentucky, not just the Ohio counties around Cincinnati), and is an important partner for Cincinnati Children’s as › Continue Reading

Did you know that the majority of our CT technologists started at Cincinnati Children’s as x-ray technologists? Ten out of 14 to be exact! In the Radiology Department, we have always been firm believers of growing from within whenever possible. › 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

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

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