What is Interventional Oncology?
Image: Specialized filter to protect against migration of blood clots. Photo: Dr. Allison Aguado I am an interventional radiologist, a doctor who specializes in image-guided therapies. Using x-rays, CT scans,
Imaging Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is the most common life shortening inherited disease in the Caucasian population. CF affects about 50,000 people in the United States. Problems with the lungs are
What is Interventional Radiology?
Pediatric interventional radiology, a subspecialty of pediatric radiology, allows doctors to use image guidance (such as real-time x-rays called fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or CT -CAT scan guidance) to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures
Patient Experience: Cassie and Emileigh Freese
Cassie Freese, a registrar in the Radiology Department, knows what it’s like to be on the other side of her desk at Cincinnati Children’s. Her three-year-old daughter Emileigh, who has special
Meet the Team: Overnight Technologists
At Cincinnati Children’s, the overnight shift in the Radiology department begins at 9:45 pm and ends at 8:15 am. There are three x-ray technologists, one ultrasound technologist and one CT technologist scheduled
Providing Compassionate Care to Vulnerable Children
(U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Steve White) Child Abuse: A Difficult Topic to Discuss In a world as big as ours accidents will happen and children can be hurt. As parents,
Overnight Service: We Never Call It a Night
Cincinnati Children’s offers twenty-four hour attending radiology coverage for all imaging performed at this institution. This service includes reading all x-rays, CTs, and MRIs performed at the main hospital and
What is a PCA?
At Cincinnati Children’s, our Patient Care Assistants, also known as PCAs, work in conjunction with our CT and MRI personnel. They help provide basic, direct care to patients. Our PCAs
Imaging Improves Care for Fontan Patients
Occasionally, babies are born with one of many different forms of congenital heart disease where there is only one normally functioning ventricle. This single ventricle has to perform the work
Mum’s the Word: Children’s Asked to Solve Mystery of Child Mummy
As part of a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s helped shed some light (actually, x-rays in this case) on the life and death
Why Do We Give Kids Anesthesia During Imaging Studies?
When you take a photograph of your child, you might ask her to say “Cheese!” and hold still. If she’s fidgeting and jumping around, the image of her won’t be crisp and
Meet the Team: Sarah O’Brien
Sarah O’Brien is the lead CT/MRI coordinator in the Radiology Department of Cincinnati Children’s. Listen to her explain why she loves her new non-clinical role in radiology.
Radiologists and Pediatricians Collaborating for Your Child’s Health
Radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s take very seriously your child’s imaging needs and work in a number of ways to ensure that the right test has been ordered for the right
Are X-rays Safe For Your Child?
The Radiology Department uses x-rays everyday to identify the presence and/or severity of injuries to the children we treat. Some articles claim that the small radiation doses from x-ray technology are harmful. So are medical
The Imaging Research Center: Today’s Research is Tomorrow’s Care
How can imaging change the outcome for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children and young adults? This is the question that drives the work of the faculty and
MRI Elastography and the Fight Against Obesity
Over the past five years, a new model called quantitative imaging has begun to emerge within radiology. This type of imaging allows radiologists to take a measurement that can then be used to track
Meet the Team: Angie Asher
Meet Angie Asher, a CT-MRI technologist here at Cincinnati Children’s. Learn about why she loves working in the radiology department and what she likes to do when she’s not on the job.
Radiology’s Critical Role in Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries
What is traumatic brain injury and why should we care about it? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury is a blow or shock
Breastfeeding Week: How We Use Breast Milk in Radiology
Breast milk not only provides perfect nutrition for your infant, but it can also play a huge role in some of the studies we perform every day. 1. Nuclear Medicine: In liquid gastric emptying