Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


New Addition to the (MRI) Family

Post Date: June 20, 2014
New Addition to the (MRI) Family

Recently, the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s added another MRI scanner to the family! MRI scanners use very powerful magnets to create images of the body.  This new scanner has several differences compared to our other scanners.  It’s twice as strong, and it’s 3,000 times stronger than most kitchen magnets. The more powerful magnet in the new scanner allows us to take pictures with greater detail. This is helpful in certain patients, especially when we are taking pictures of the bones and muscles or the brain.

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Another advantage of the new MRI scanner is its larger size. When you have an MRI scan, you lay on a table that moves into a large tube. Some people feel claustrophobic when they are in the tube. The larger size of our new magnet helps some patients feel less confined and more comfortable during their imaging test.

Whether your child’s imaging study is performed on our new scanner or one of our nine other MRI machines, you can expect your child will be imaged using state-of-the-art equipment when we perform the study to answer the specific question you and your doctor are asking.

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About the author: Tony Dandino

Tony is an MRI Technologist at Cincinnati Children’s. Tony has been in his role for several years and serves as a Charge Tech, Quality Improvement Coach and Safety Coach for the MRI department. Tony has always known he wanted to work with children and in the medical field. Working at Cincinnati Children's has been the best of both worlds. Every day is something new and Tony can never wait to start the next adventure.

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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.