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Dr. Carl Merrow Serves as Editor, Lead Author of Radiology Textbook

Dr. Carl Merrow Serves as Editor, Lead Author of Radiology Textbook

In addition to caring directly for patients, radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s regularly work to advance healthcare by researching new imaging techniques and training other radiologists in the most up-to-date and well-established pediatric imaging practices. These activities take on many forms, from presenting data at scientific meetings to publishing papers in medical journals. Many of our faculty also contribute to more comprehensive instructional textbooks and online programs aimed to engage learners in our field.


On November 4th, the 3rd edition of the textbook Diagnostic Imaging: Pediatrics will be released. I am honored to have served as the editor and lead author on this new edition. Over the last two years, I have led a team of outstanding pediatric radiologists in rewriting this book, one that is designed to help caregivers from around the globe care for ill or injured children. Most of the authors of this text work at Cincinnati Children’s, though several other excellent pediatric healthcare systems from around the country are also represented. Each author was chosen for his or her clinical expertise and passion for teaching.

appendicitis-chapter-1Image: Each diagnosis has its own chapter in this book with more than 400 chapters total. Every chapter begins with a “Key Facts” page (as shown here) to highlight some of the most important facts and appearances of the diagnosis.

The style of this book differs from many traditional texts in that it contains high volumes of radiologic images with focused bullet points of critical information. In conjunction with an expanded online platform, this method of topic discussion enables rapid utilization by physicians during the real-time interpretation of challenging patient studies. This material will also be used to educate future radiologists, having a large distribution amongst residency training programs throughout the country.

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In addition to expanding the range of topics covered and updating all chapters with the latest scientific research, we have sought to maximize the teaching impact of this edition. It has been my hope that anyone in the medical system can learn from this book, from medical student to experienced radiology attending physician. The author team’s ultimate goal is that the knowledge and instruction in this text will positively impact pediatric patients far and wide, improving the care of your child and your overall experience in the pediatric healthcare system.

Contributed by Dr. Carl Merrow and edited by Janet Adams, Adv. Tech.

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About the author: Janet M. Adams

Janet is a sonographer at Cincinnati Children’s. She has worked in the Ultrasound department for over 26 years, and clearly has a passion for working with children. Janet serves as a lead Safety Coach, TJC representative, and education resource for her department. She enjoys challenging exams, and is involved in local and global ultrasound research projects. When she is not at work, her 4 children and 9 grandchildren keep her very busy!