Tag "CT"

Is the pediatrician concerned that your baby’s head is misshapen? If so, the doctor might order a head CT to evaluate the cranial sutures to make sure that they have not closed prematurely. A baby’s head can also become misshapen › Continue Reading

Here in the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s, we work hard every day to find better ways to help care for children. Children who are diagnosed with cancer often require frequent radiology studies. As radiologists, we work closely with › Continue Reading

When I have a tough problem I usually talk it out with the Wise Old Professor of Radiology (WORP). “WOPR,” I said,“another article came out saying that there is a risk of cancer from getting a CT scan. No one › 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

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

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology welcomes Dr. Samuel Brady, who comes to us from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dr. Brady completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in medical physics at Duke University. Since completion of his post graduate studies, Dr. › Continue Reading

Some babies who are born prematurely require long durations of respiratory support due to underdeveloped lungs and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Over the past 20 years, research has fueled improvement in the clinical care and › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to evaluate the progression of lung disease in pediatric patients. Premature infants, for example, very often experience pulmonary complications and could greatly benefit from several imaging check-ups over time. Computed tomography (CT) is › Continue Reading

Imagine that your child is sick or injured, and you take him or her to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. During the course of the evaluation of your child, the healthcare provider feels that an imaging study such as an › Continue Reading

Even though the nuclear medicine community is unfamiliar to many people outside of the medical field, it is a commonly used modality to image virtually every part of the body. There are many interesting facts about this field. I’m going › Continue Reading

Radiation exposure from medical tests is a hot topic in the news. While all of us are exposed to small amounts of radiation daily from sources such as the sun, the food we eat, and the buildings we live in, › Continue Reading

Dr. Alan E. Oestreich, Emeritus Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Emeritus Radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s, and Dr. Marguerite M. Caré, Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and an attending pediatric neuroradiologist at Cincinnati Children’s, have › Continue Reading

Learn how the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s uses x-rays to take pictures in three different modalities: radiography, CT and fluoroscopy. Narrations by Dr. Susan Sharp.

Here at Cincinnati Children’s, our Radiology Department images about 120 chest x-rays a day. That’s a lot compared to our other modalities like CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, etc. It is also one of the least time-consuming exams. Our radiography technologists are › Continue Reading

There are many ways to evaluate the injured ankle in a child. Most often, the imaging evaluation begins with x-rays. This is a quick and relatively inexpensive method, and most often is all that is needed to make a diagnosis. › Continue Reading

Photo: 2016 Radiology Fellows Cincinnati Children’s is one of the foremost training hospitals for pediatric specialties both within the United States and the world. This reputation applies also to the Department of Radiology, which has one of the largest training › Continue Reading

When most people ask what I do and I respond that I’m a nuclear medicine technologist, they usually answer, “What is that?” or “That sounds impressive/scary.” Nuclear Medicine is not scary! It is a just another type of imaging modality used in our radiology department here › Continue Reading

CT and MR imaging are important in your child’s evaluation for sensorineural hearing loss. There are many reasons that a child could have hearing loss, and this specialized imaging helps visualize the small structures of the inner ear and the › Continue Reading

How is Mr. Redlegs getting ready for Opening Day? By having a little April Fools’ Day fun at Cincinnati Children’s! The Cincinnati Reds mascot made short stops all over the medical center, causing mischief and leaving paper copies of his › Continue Reading

Hello, my name is Michael Nasser, M.D. I am one of the pediatric radiologists who covers the overnight shift at Cincinnati Children’s. I’m also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. This shift › Continue Reading

Five Facts About CT

Here at Cincinnati Children’s we have four CT scanners at the Base, one at our Liberty Campus, and one at the Proton Center. All of these scanners are operated by our highly trained CT technologists. Here are five facts that you may › Continue Reading

My name is Fallon Cook and I’ve worked in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s for the past eleven years. My job description has changed over time, but currently I’am a reading room assistant. This means I assist the radiologists with calling stat reports, obtain › Continue Reading

5 Facts: X-ray

In 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen stumbled upon x-rays while experimenting with Lenard and Crookes tubes. Since Röntgen’s discovery that x-rays can identify bone structures, they have been used for medical imaging. The first use of x-rays under clinical conditions was › Continue Reading

Being told your child has cancer is a nightmare for anyone with children. On July 7, my 3-year-old son, Owen, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The first 24 hours were very surreal. I can remember physicians and nurses talking › Continue Reading

Your child is more sensitive to the effects of radiation than you are. That’s why at Cincinnati Children’s, we make every effort to reduce the amount of radiation your child receives during his or her imaging study. We use state-of-the-art equipment and › Continue Reading