Tag "x-ray"

The search for foreign bodies is a common indication for obtaining radiographs in children. Foreign bodies are objects lying partially or wholly within the body that originated in the external environment. Some foreign bodies are radiopaque on x-ray, which can aid › Continue Reading

What do x-rays of flowers look like?  We wanted to find out, so we brought a bouquet of flowers into our Radiology Department. Our bouquet contained sunflowers, lilies, and snapdragons. We took individual x-rays of each type of flower to see › Continue Reading

When pediatric radiologists describe the x-ray findings in our interpretation, we may use descriptive terms fancifully suggested by an abnormal appearance. Some of these “poetic” descriptive terms have been used for decades and are well known to our colleagues in radiology, › Continue Reading

Summer in Cincinnati is a time to get outside and play! Here in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, the nice weather also means that we are seeing more kids who need x-rays for broken bones. Did you know that › Continue Reading

Today I am honored to share a story from my colleague, Tiffany Lang, a radiology technologist who works at our Burnet Campus. Over 10 years ago, I was working on a Sunday when I was called to the Emergency Department › Continue Reading

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

Cincinnati Children’s has a department that uses x-rays to take pictures of different parts of patients’ bodies.  X-rays have been used in medicine since 1895 when the first picture of a hand was taken. Over the past 120 years, the use › Continue Reading

Toys: Inside Out

Toys keep our kids mesmerized and entertained for hours, until they outgrow them or break them, whichever comes first. Our Child Life Specialists use a variety of toys to keep our Radiology patients occupied. Have you ever wondered what makes those toys › Continue Reading

Some babies who are born prematurely require long durations of respiratory support due to underdeveloped lungs and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Over the past 20 years, research has fueled improvement in the clinical care and › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to evaluate the progression of lung disease in pediatric patients. Premature infants, for example, very often experience pulmonary complications and could greatly benefit from several imaging check-ups over time. Computed tomography (CT) is › Continue Reading

With the arrival of spring comes baseball. (Go Reds!) And if you have a tiny Bronson Arroyo in your home, you know that with the baseball season comes some potential injuries that could land your heat-throwing All-Star on the dreaded › Continue Reading

Question: “Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?” “I don’t know…why?” Answer: “To get to the bottom.” For many kids, this kind of bathroom humor is shared on the playground with friends or told to groans of laughter › Continue Reading

When he was younger, my older brother had a small plastic gun that shot shiny round BB pellets. One day he told my mom that a bunch of his BB’s were missing. Sure enough, the case of the missing BB › Continue Reading

Featured Image: Large amount of echogenic debris within the urinary bladder compatible with history of urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are a common problem in children. According to the American Urological Association, pediatric urinary tract infections account for more › Continue Reading

Imagine that your child is sick or injured, and you take him or her to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. During the course of the evaluation of your child, the healthcare provider feels that an imaging study such as an › Continue Reading

The Mannequin Challenge, where people are videotaped frozen in place like mannequins, is currently the new trend on the internet. The song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd is normally played in the background. A group of our Radiology and Fluoroscopy staff decided › Continue Reading

‘Tis the season for brightly colored lights, festive carols, and chilly winter nights spent snuggled up watching your favorite holiday classics. Unfortunately, it is also the season for icy sidewalks, slippery roads and other general inconveniences during the end of › Continue Reading

In the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, we have our very own jack-o’-lantern decorating our work area. Seeing as our job is to take pictures of the inside of things, we decided to image our jack-o’-lantern using one of our x-ray machines. Take › Continue Reading

Learn how the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s uses x-rays to take pictures in three different modalities: radiography, CT and fluoroscopy. Narrations by Dr. Susan Sharp.

My child snores!

When most children lay in their bed and sleep, they barely move or make a sound. To a parent, it’s the most precious sight and signals the end of the day. But what if your child snores? Short episodes of snoring › Continue Reading

It’s time to go back to school. Have you ever wondered what your school supplies look like on the inside? We in the Radiology Department, Cincinnati Children’s, have wondered also. Use the “slider” in each image and discover what’s underneath those back-to-school › Continue Reading

There are many ways to evaluate the injured ankle in a child. Most often, the imaging evaluation begins with x-rays. This is a quick and relatively inexpensive method, and most often is all that is needed to make a diagnosis. › Continue Reading

Since opening in April 2013, Outpatient Green Township has seen growth in everything from urgent care to radiology to clinics. Photo: Green Township technologists Lora Huber and Michelle Gramke. From fiscal year 2015 to June 2016, x-ray patients have grown from › Continue Reading

An x-ray of the left hand and wrist is often used to evaluate the skeletal maturity of a child or teenager. The level of skeletal maturity can then be compared to the patient’s chronological age to see if they are › Continue Reading

Photo: 2016 Radiology Fellows Cincinnati Children’s is one of the foremost training hospitals for pediatric specialties both within the United States and the world. This reputation applies also to the Department of Radiology, which has one of the largest training › Continue Reading