Tag "x-ray"

Pain in the front (anterior) part of the knee is a very common symptom in children. The knee is the largest joint in the body and where most growth occurs. The thigh bone (femur), upper shin bone (tibia), and knee › Continue Reading

Cassie Freese, a registrar in the Radiology Department, knows what it’s like to be on the other side of her desk at Cincinnati Children’s. Her three-year-old daughter Emileigh, who has special needs, has gone through a variety of tests in the › 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

(U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Steve White) Child Abuse: A Difficult Topic to Discuss In a world as big as ours accidents will happen and children can be hurt.  As parents, that can be scary because our number one priority is › Continue Reading

April Fool’s Day

Looking for a new pair of shoes? Step right up to the fluoroscopy machine that will x-ray your feet to get better measurements of your shoe size and help you to find that perfect fitting shoe. Photo: coolopolis.blogspot.com This may seem › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s offers twenty-four hour attending radiology coverage for all imaging performed at this institution. This service includes reading all x-rays, CTs, and MRIs performed at the main hospital and all the outpatient centers. The benefit of having a staff › Continue Reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is your chance to be a radiologist! Look at the x-ray below and try to find the two four-leaf clovers hidden amongst the toys.   Enlarge the x-ray so that it is easier to find the four-leaf › 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

As adults we understand that some discomfort is a part of life, but as parents we want to protect our children from things that might be stressful or painful. One of the more challenging procedures in our Radiology Department is › Continue Reading

Chances are that if your child has had more than one urinary tract infection (UTI), then his or her doctor has ordered an x-ray VCUG or a nuclear cystogram. A VCUG is the abbreviation for a commonly performed imaging procedure called › 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

Have you ever wondered what those gifts you give your sweetie for Valentine’s Day look like on the INSIDE? Thanks to x-rays, we can show you! Contributions by Terri Conley (R-Technologist) and Shelley Coombs (R-Technologist).

As part of a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s helped shed some light (actually, x-rays in this case) on the life and death of a child mummy that is part of the Mummies of › 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

Our last blog was about ornaments inside of us, this time it is what’s inside of the ornaments.               Contributions by Erin Adkins (RT), Dr. Alex Towbin and Tim O’Connor.

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

As many of you parents probably already know, life can be very busy for us when tending to our children. My name is Dr. Kathy Helton-Skally and I’m radiologist here at Cincinnati Children’s. My husband and I have three small › Continue Reading

Have you ever wondered what your Thanksgiving meal would look like if it were x-rayed? We decided to find out. Use the slider to see the difference between the meal on your plate and the meal when it is x-rayed.           › Continue Reading

Your child’s doctor may order an upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) exam if he or she is experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal or chest discomfort or difficulty swallowing. These could be a sign of a problem with your child’s gastrointestinal tract, › Continue Reading

International Day of Radiology (IDoR) is Saturday, November 8. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of the x-ray. It’s a time for us to applaud our accomplishments, focus on the good work we want to continue doing, and say › Continue Reading

On a busy day, our technologists in the Radiology Department can take hundreds of x-ray pictures of children. We can think of this as “just part of the job,” or we can choose to see every patient encounter as an amazing opportunity. Here’s what a › 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

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

I started my medical imaging career in 1991, as an x-ray technologist working in the Emergency Room from 4 pm to midnight. Soon, I was asked to start working with this new way of taking pictures without x-rays, which was magnetic › Continue Reading