The Department of Radiology has established a rich heritage of imaging research at CCHMC over the past 20 years. CCHMC radiologists have fostered an environment that has been conducive to research efforts in radiology. The faculty has and remains active in many fields of radiological research in magnetic resonance, neuroscience, CT, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. The Department of Radiology holds the commitment to provide expertise in clinical imaging in a timely manner and improving imaging knowledge through research. CCHMC remains committed to seeking new ways to perform radiology research in today's changing health care environment. Dramatic technological advances in diagnostic imaging continues to be applied towards the diagnosis, understanding, treatment, and prevention of pediatric diseases.
The Department of Radiology at CCHMC provides all aspects of pediatric imaging: conventional diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac imaging, and vascular/interventional radiology. Over 205,000 examinations are performed annually. Current major areas of focused research in radiology include efforts in advanced neuroimaging applications to study neurocognitive, cerebrovascular and metabolic CNS disorders in children; body imaging applications to study juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cystic fibrosis in children; and the use of ultrasound tissue characterization to study CNS disorders in neonates.
The Department has a national reputation for training pediatric radiologists and pediatric neuroradiologists; the fellow applicant pool continues to come from strong Radiology residency programs. In addition to training 13 pediatric radiology fellows and 2 pediatric neuroradiology fellows yearly, the pediatric radiology rotation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an integral part of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine residency program. Radiology residents rotate in the Department for a total of six months during their four years of training. Medical students, pediatric residents, additional radiology residents, and occasionally Board-certified radiologists take elective rotations in the Department.