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Vascular anomalies are disorders of blood vessels. Typically found in young children, they frequently present themselves as regions of skin discoloration and/or masses. They can generally be divided into two categories based on their cellular properties and behavior. The first › Continue Reading

Ultrasound uses sound waves to take pictures of structures inside your child’s body. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe, also known as a transducer, into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back, and a computer › 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

Much like our ever evolving facilities and features here at Cincinnati Children’s, we the employees continuously strive and strain to bring you the most up-to-date techniques and technology to deliver top notch care.  Believe it or not, we often volunteer › Continue Reading

Interventional radiology technologists do more than just help acquire the needed images for the interventional radiologist in the operating room. Learn more about the many ways they help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose and treat medical conditions through specialized imaging.

Anorectal malformations (ARM) occur during the first trimester of fetal development. This malformation involves the anus and the portion of the large bowel near the anus, and these structures do not develop normally. When an ARM affects a girl, she › 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

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

Trauma imaging is a general term used for radiologic exams that evaluate injuries as a result of an accident. Examples of trauma include broken bones after a fall and internal organ injury or internal head bleed following a car accident. The department › Continue Reading

When your child’s doctor orders an abdominal ultrasound, we need to look at the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys. If anything has been eaten in the past few hours, we may not be able to see those areas well › 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

The babies in our neonatal unit are very delicate and require special care. Many are extra small in size due to prematurity, while others are sick and frail due to an underlying illness. These babies often receive important medications through intravenous › Continue Reading

Women who are expecting more than one baby are at an increased risk of certain complications and will typically be monitored more closely. At Cincinnati Children’s, we are able to help with the diagnosis of potential complications that can affect › Continue Reading

As we celebrate the holidays this year, it’s important to remember that holiday decorations have hidden risks, particularly to small children. Cuts, usually from glass ornaments, are one of the most common injuries. Sometimes small pieces of glass can remain lodged › Continue Reading

Winter came knocking early this year with our first snow in November. This early winter wonderland brought with it many joyful cries from children getting a “snow day” and adults grumbling about the traffic and snow plows. As we pull › 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

This story was provided by Paula Bennett. In the 11 years that I have worked in ultrasound at Cincinnati Children’s, I have been asked numerous times by patients and parents, “Where did you go to school to learn to do › 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

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 staff of the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s. You › Continue Reading

When Cincinnati Children’s own Ultrasound Technologist Amy Winer needed to bring her son in for a CT scan, a child life specialist prepared her for what to expect. You can take advantage of the same special services for your child. › Continue Reading

In order to get an ultrasound at the Burnet campus, your first step will be to check in at a kiosk in the Radiology Department. You’ll then visit a registration clerk and take a seat in the waiting room. When your name is called, you’ll › Continue Reading

In radiology, employees who have a passion for safety can volunteer to be safety coaches. Safety coaches help prevent errors by both modeling and teaching coworkers specific safety practices. All radiology safety coaches receive special training in communication strategies and safety › 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