Tag "CT"

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

Hi, my name is Rose Martin. I am a trained radiology technologist, but I currently work with the Radiology Informatics Team. My primary duty is working with the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), a medical imaging technology that provides economical storage of › Continue Reading

Dr. Jason Woods’ research focuses on novel ways of imaging lung structure and function with techniques that don’t require sedation, anesthesia, or radiation. The two most promising techniques both use MRI—a modality that uses radio frequencies that are lower in energy › Continue Reading

Myth Busting MRI

Technology nowadays is absolutely amazing. It allows us to capture clear images of your child’s organs and discover new diagnoses faster than ever, which enables treatments to begin earlier and earlier. This same technology also gives us many platforms and › Continue Reading

Both lungs are affected in children with chILD, or childhood interstitial lung disease. This is different from diseases we see more often such as pneumonia, which affect only one part of the lung. ChILD is rare, lasts a long time, and › Continue Reading

There are many ways that imaging of the heart, or cardiac imaging, can be performed: x-ray, angiography, echocardiography, CT or MRI. In the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s, CT and MRI are the most frequently performed studies in pediatric › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is home to physicians of many different specialties. Very often, a visit with a specialist is accompanied by imaging, such as  MRI or CT. On the day of your child’s imaging study, you meet many people, including front desk personnel, › Continue Reading

Changes are being made every day to accommodate the growing needs of patients and families within the medical center. One of those changes that we are excited to announce is the expansion of Cincinnati Children’s – Liberty Campus. On August › Continue Reading

When I started experiencing shoulder dislocations due to a fall, the first test that was ordered was an MRI and then later a pre-surgical CT. I started wondering: What’s the difference? Why couldn’t the MRI images be used for pre-surgical › Continue Reading

My name is Jonathan Dillman and I am a pediatric radiologist.  It is difficult to put into words how exciting it is to be a new member of the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology team. While I have spent the past 11 › Continue Reading

A radiology resident is a doctor who has been on a long journey of learning. After completing college and graduating from medical school, these doctors have worked in various clinical settings during an internship year. Now after over 9 years › Continue Reading

Everyday here at Cincinnati Children’s we perform MRIs to evaluate the fetus, or unborn child. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a way of taking detailed pictures of the inside of the body using a magnet combined with pulses of radio › Continue Reading

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, or ultrasound, I am able to perform procedures inside the › Continue Reading

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 the most obvious feature of CF, but the disease affects › Continue Reading

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 in children. These procedures can be done through small needles › Continue Reading

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 needs, has gone through a variety of tests in the › Continue Reading

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 to work during this time. Learn more about how we › Continue Reading

(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, that can be scary because our number one priority is › Continue Reading

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 all the outpatient centers. The benefit of having a staff › Continue Reading

After pouring through 12,000 plus images, a team of radiologists made several new discoveries about a child mummy brought to Cincinnati Children’s as part of a scientific project with the Cincinnati Museum Center. The team also created 3D printed models › Continue Reading

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 are an integral part of our Radiology team.

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 of two ventricles, pumping blood to both the lungs (pulmonary › Continue Reading

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 of a child mummy that is part of the Mummies of › Continue Reading

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 clear. In radiology, we need our patients to hold still › Continue Reading

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.