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This is the first video of a new series we’ve created. It’s a fun and fast-paced informal interview of our Radiology staff. Questions are centered on the most common ones our staff are asked about. This time we visited Nuclear › Continue Reading

“When did you last eat or drink?” is a question you commonly hear the Nuclear Medicine technologists ask their PET (positron emission tomography) scan patients. Why is that so important? The radioisotope that is used in PET imaging, fluorine 18 › Continue Reading

“Why does my child need an MRI in addition to his PET/CT?” “Why does my child need a CT in addition to her PET/CT?” These are questions we are asked frequently by caregivers and patients who are being imaged after a diagnosis › 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

Every year in the first week of October, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recognizes and supports those in the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community. Watch our video below to learn about how we honor our nuclear medicine staff during › Continue Reading

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

In Nuclear Medicine, all of our patients are imaged with a type of radioactive medicine. There are several types we use that can be administered through a urinary catheter, vein, or by mouth. The radiopharmaceuticals we use have different half-lives, › Continue Reading

When you and your family visit nuclear medicine in the Radiology Department, the test your child is receiving determines the length of time you will be here. We have a large variety of testing we perform everyday and can image almost anything from › 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

When nuclear medicine studies are performed, a small amount of a radioactive medicine is given to your child or teenager. A special, extremely sensitive camera is used to take pictures of the parts of the body that are needed, or › Continue Reading

In the medical field, a diagnostic exam is any kind of medical exam performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Various procedures, like MRI, x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other scans, help doctors and medical professionals diagnose › Continue Reading

Image supplied by MIM Software Inc. Over the past four months, there have been some new and exciting renovations in Nuclear Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. Two of our rooms have been redesigned in preparation for two new GE gamma cameras as well as new software to › 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

What is the Hot Lab?

When families and patients visit Radiology’s Nuclear Medicine, they pass by the Hot Lab. Is this lab some kind of tropical paradise? Nope. It’s where nuclear medical technologists prepare the radioactive medicines needed to preform the scan tests. Learn more by › Continue Reading

It can be a scary experience walking your child through our hospital doors. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a simple test with no IV pokes or a surgical procedure; you will always have concerns for the well being of your › Continue Reading

We’ve all seen that look our children get when they are zoned out in front of the TV, paying no attention to the people or things around them. In the Nuclear Medicine department of Radiology, the staff is using children’s › Continue Reading

Do you know which gland is located in the lower part of the neck, is shaped like a butterfly, and determines how efficiently the body uses energy in food? It’s the thyroid gland! January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, so we are › 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

A PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan is a test done in the Nuclear Medicine area of the Radiology Department. Most often, doctors will order a PET scan to look for tumors. However, PET scans are also used to diagnose infection › Continue Reading

Crysta Clements is a Nuclear Medicine technologist in Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department. Once a patient herself, Crysta’s experiences played a huge role in her decision to become a technologist.

When I tell someone that I work for Cincinnati Children’s, the first thing they ask me is, “What do you do there?” When I tell them I’m a nuclear medicine technologist, the response is usually, “Wow!… What is that?” In › Continue Reading

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 studies, we take pictures of how your child’s stomach empties. To do › Continue Reading

Radiologic technologists are medical professionals who use their expertise and knowledge of patient care combined with radiologic techniques to take images.  In simpler terms, they use a special camera to look inside of the patient’s body to diagnose a problem. › Continue Reading