How We Do It

Last week our Radiology Department celebrated it’s 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 quality care we › 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

“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 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

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

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

Today in our ongoing video series of “Ask a Technologist,” we’ll visit the CT Division. Ms. Sara Smith, an advanced CT technologist, is our host. She gives us a tour around a CT scan room and answers several questions that › Continue Reading

Everyone knows technology is always changing. That’s why we replace our cell phones every two years, right? Well, in an era filled to the brim with advanced electric technology, did you also know the technology in our clothes is evolving › Continue Reading

What is it? An MR or CT arthrogram is a special test your doctor may order to better evaluate the cause of joint symptoms. Contrast material is injected into a joint (hip, shoulder, wrist, elbow, etc.) The joint is then › Continue Reading

Interventional radiologists use imaging such as x-rays, CT scanning, MRI scanning and Ultrasound to guide needles and catheters (thin tubes) while performing minimally invasive procedures such as biopsies, angiograms, tumor ablations, and injections of medications or contrast.  Augmented reality is a › Continue Reading

What do x-rays of flowers look like?  We wanted to find out, so we brought a bouquet of flowers into our Radiology Department. Our bouquet contained sunflowers, lilies, and snapdragons. We took individual x-rays of each type of flower to see › Continue Reading

One of the most exciting parts of my job as a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s is the collaboration with other doctors and their healthcare teams. Working together, we help provide the best care for our patients. This is especially › Continue Reading

Today we visit the Radiography Division where x-rays are taken. X-rays show the bones, fluids and air in the body. They are also good for looking at foreign objects in or on the body. Our tour guide and technologist, Kylie › Continue Reading

‘What is a D.O.?’

Occasionally, you may find that your physician has a D.O. rather than an M.D. after his or her name (as I do), which often prompts the question, “What is a D.O.?” D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, which is › Continue Reading

One of the most exciting parts of my job as a pediatric radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s is the collaboration with other doctors and their healthcare teams. Working together, we help provide the best care for our patients. One of my › Continue Reading