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We know it can be challenging when your child needs extra tests; they may need blood work, x-rays, ultrasound imaging, or an appointment for a specialist. But does your child really have to skip breakfast or fast overnight in addition? › Continue Reading

When we think of an ultrasound exam, it is usually in relation to pregnancy. The exam can let us see the fetus in the mother’s womb, giving us a look at possible birth defects, the sex of the child, if › Continue Reading

An ultrasound is an easy, painless exam, but it can get a bit messy due to the gel that is rubbed on the skin. A question we hear quite frequently in the Ultrasound Division is, “Why do you have to use › Continue Reading

Featured Image: Only for display purposes only, not of actual microbubbles Ultrasound is often the first choice for imaging children because it is not invasive, does not use radiation, does not require sedation, and is portable. At Cincinnati Children’s we use › Continue Reading

One of the more unique experiences I have had during my year of fellowship was the opportunity to act as one of the ultrasound technologists. I have lots of experience reading ultrasound exams, but not nearly as much when it comes › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, we perform ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate babies that have been diagnosed with a problem in the womb before birth.  Our Fetal Care Center is one of the most innovative in the country, providing › Continue Reading

The Ultrasound Division at Cincinnati Children’s Radiology will soon be starting a new procedure involving bubbles! This procedure involves the use of contrast, which will help characterize non-specific lesions, assess blood flow to tissues and organs, and demonstrate vesicoureteral reflux. › Continue Reading

Obesity is a major public health problem, and obesity among children is becoming increasingly common. Obesity can impact multiple body organs and systems and is associated with other diseases such as diabetes. One of the organs that is particularly impacted › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is the only hospital in the United States to have a magnetic resonance (MR) unit in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We feel this was important since babies are fragile, have trouble maintaining normal temperature, and do not handle › Continue Reading

Stroke is a serious complication in patients with sickle cell disease. Here in the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we perform transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound exams to check for increased risk of stroke in these patients. The TCD exam is similar › Continue Reading

A new technology is being utilized in the Ultrasound Division here at Cincinnati Children’s: shear wave elastography. Pathological conditions can alter the elastic qualities of the tissues involved. Elastography is a non-invasive form of tissue characterization used to determine tissue stiffness. This information can › Continue Reading

Sounds crazy doesn’t it! But that is how ultrasound imaging started back in the 1950s. The image you see was used to look at the patient’s brain with ultrasound. If the abdomen was being imaged, the patient would have to › Continue Reading

Amanda Wallingford, an Interventional Radiology safety coach, was recently given the Safety Award for this fiscal quarter. Safety coaches are Radiology employees who have a passion for safety. As coaches they educate employees on expected safety behaviors. They also help roll › 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

Seven years ago I was a timid, but eager, student rotating through the ultrasound department at Cincinnati Children’s. I was learning new ultrasound exams and terms everyday, and trying to take advantage of every chance to scan. As a student, › Continue Reading

MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System New technology comes along all the time at Cincinnati Children’s. We thrive and grow because of it. In the Ultrasound Department, we have begun to work with the Orthopedic Department with their new MAGEC › 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

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