Tag "Radiation"

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

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

The Proton Therapy Center at Liberty Campus expects to begin treating patients by late summer or early fall, months earlier than originally anticipated. With two clinical treatment bays and one research bay, the Proton Therapy Center has the capacity to › 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

What is MRI?

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a way to take detailed pictures of the body using powerful magnets. Unlike other forms of imaging (such as X-ray, CT, and fluoroscopy), there is no ionizing radiation emitted from the MRI machine. In order to › Continue Reading

Many people might not know that ultrasound isn’t the only way to image an unborn child. Here at Cincinnati Children’s, we perform MRIs on pregnant women almost every day. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a way of taking detailed pictures › Continue Reading

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 reasons. Every x-ray picture, procedure or scan done in our › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is proud to introduce the EOS: Low Dose Imaging System. The EOS Imaging System, now available at the hospital, is an innovative new two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) method that uses low-radiation dose technology to evaluate › Continue Reading

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 x-ray exams safe for your child? The simple answer: Yes. › Continue Reading