How We Do It

“DJ” Gets a NJ

Using a Medical Puppet to Prepare Children for NJ Tube Placements For many of us eating our favorite food and sipping on a delicious drink is part of our everyday life. However, for some children, eating and drinking is a › Continue Reading

Sarhea is my 9-year-old daughter. She has cystic fibrosis and occasionally has to get different studies done in our Department of Radiology. The most recent was an MRI exam used to look at her liver. She wanted to write a › Continue Reading

As a radiology technologist, one of the most common questions asked of me is, “Don’t you just push a button?” My answer? Yes, I do push a button, but I went through two years of schooling that involved learning the inner › Continue Reading

MR Ergometer

As you probably have come to expect from Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we are constantly trying to push the envelope everyday and in every way: from the way we tackle new and improved technologies to how we go above and › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s has a department that uses x-rays to take pictures of different parts of patients’ bodies.  X-rays have been used in medicine since 1895 when the first picture of a hand was taken. Over the past 120 years, the use › Continue Reading

Are you old enough to remember when there was a Blockbuster video store? Remember when you had to rewind the VHS cassette, so that the next person to watch the video can view the movie at the beginning instead of › Continue Reading

Earlier this month our Department of Radiology opened the new Hybrid OR. Dr. John M. Racadio with the aid of PHILIPS Medical Imaging and Dr. Daniel von Allmen (Surgeon-in-Chief) worked together for several years to create their vision of a › Continue Reading

The Department of Radiology is staffed with many kinds of “different” people from different parts of the country (world even), different backgrounds, different perspectives, and different stories all working towards the same mission- being “better together” for each other, our › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, we perform ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate babies that have been diagnosed with a problem in the womb before birth.  Our Fetal Care Center is one of the most innovative in the country, providing › Continue Reading

In the 1990s, gas was around $1.15 a gallon, Windows 95 was released, Netscape debuted and the dot-com boom began. The average digital camera was around 5 to 8 megapixels, not a threat to traditional photography yet. Film was still › Continue Reading

It’s a scene we see everyday- a worried parent comes to the Radiology Department for an intimidating test on their child. Their pediatrician has requested the exam as part of an attempt to sort out why the child is having › Continue Reading

How We Clean in CT

I have had the privilege of working in the CT Division of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s for 11 years. One thing I can tell you with certainty is that we care a great deal about infection control. We have signs › Continue Reading

The Wise Old Professor of Radiology (the WOPR) is a mysterious being who can be found wandering through the hospital at almost any hour of the day or night. No one knows much about him. Some say that he was › Continue Reading

Many children like to play barefoot, which means they face a greater risk of puncture wounds of the foot. These may go unrecognized at the time of injury and there may be little physical evidence of a puncture site. The › Continue Reading

Technology is advancing, and more and more often we are able to track disease with imaging, thereby avoiding biopsy. One relatively new imaging technique that we are very excited about it shear wave elastography (SWE). SWE is done with an › Continue Reading

With winter upon us, more and more young children are visiting their doctors for symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Children presenting with these symptoms (especially in the fall and winter months) are often suffering from a lower › Continue Reading

Every winter, something in particular happens in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the northern United States, but it doesn’t always make the most sense. It goes a little like this: “My doctor did a chest x-ray and told me my › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s Radiology, we always would like one of our facilities to be the first stop in your child’s health care, but we understand that’s not always possible. Emergencies, convenience, and access to certain specialists may mean you seek › Continue Reading

When Film Was King

Back when I first started working (over twenty years ago) in the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s, film was being used to practically capture all radiology modality images. In CT, film is is used to document any head injuries, while › Continue Reading

Dr. Alan E. Oestreich is a well-known pediatric radiologist and an Emeritus in our Radiology Department, at Cincinnati Children’s. His special areas of interest include orthopaedic radiology, metabolic disease, dysphasia, conventional pediatric radiology, perception, as well as mathematical applications in › Continue Reading

This year at “Sparkle’s Annual Holiday Cheermeister” party in the Kasota building (Radiology Administrative Offices), the team created gingerbread houses. Every year I pick a different activity for my group to do; last year’s project was personalized ornaments and Christmas cookies. › Continue Reading

Each year, various Radiology modalities at Cincinnati Children’s complete the process of accreditation through the American College of Radiology (ACR), which is one of several accrediting bodies. The ACR is the most comprehensive program that provides a pathway for evaluation › Continue Reading

In the early 1990s, I was an 11-year-old with appendicitis. After a visit to our pediatrician, I was referred to the Emergency Department of my home city’s children’s hospital, where I met a pediatric surgeon. He examined my abdomen, ordered › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive imaging exam that uses radio waves and magnetic and fields gradients to generate anatomic images of a body part. It does not use ionizing radiation like CTs or x-rays. Prior to MR › Continue Reading

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is one of the largest medical conferences in the world. Each year the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s targets this meeting as the place to launch our new social media initiatives. › Continue Reading