Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


Please Excuse Our Mess

Post Date: March 18, 2024
Please Excuse Our Mess

Change is good. Cincinnati Children’s is ALWAYS changing and ALWAYS improving. If you have been in the MRI department lately, you may have seen our construction barriers that were put into place on February 5. Our 3 Telsa magnet (MR4) is getting a facelift. The Radiology department is working hard to provide uninterrupted service to you. Other areas within our institution are pitching in to help. We have been utilizing the T-building 3T IRC research magnet during day shifts on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Two days per week (Mondays and Fridays), MRI at the Liberty campus is doubling its general anesthesia/sedation time slots to keep up with the schedule demand. MRI at Green Township is opening additional hours on Wednesdays. Furthermore, outpatient Kenwood is absorbing many of the non-sedated patients to help balance the workload. 

To date, the construction is running smoothly and on time. According to MRI manager Julie Young, the work is expected to be completed in late May or early June. The new MR4 scanner will be a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MR 7700 from Philips Medical Systems. This new scanner will allow us to continue to make incredible advancements in pediatric imaging.  

When scheduling your MRI, you may be offered a new scan location.  You can rest assured that all of our locations will offer you the same great service and scan technology. As an industry leader, Cincinnati Children’s Radiology knows that with change comes growth. We embrace it! 

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About the author: Angie Asher

Angie has been part of the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology family since 1996. Over the years, she has worked in X-Ray, Cat Scan, and most recently in MRI. Currently, she is part of the Outpatient MRI Team, primarily working at the Liberty Township, Green Township, and Kenwood Campuses. Angie enjoys working in a stimulating environment and learning new things each day. In her free time, she stays active with her husband, two teenage daughters, and her Golden Retriever, Sonny.

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About the editor: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

About the editor: Meredith Towbin

Meredith Towbin is a freelance copy editor and writer. She has copyedited the Department of Radiology’s blog since it launched. She also works as a copy editor for the home improvement website BobVila.com. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost as well as other writing sites.