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At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, comprehensive pediatric medical imaging and interventional radiology services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis from birth through young adulthood. Procedures are also performed for selected adult patients with congenital or pediatric diseases. All procedures are performed by board-certified pediatric radiologists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent and emergent pediatric imaging needs.
Our radiology team is truly the expert with unique experience in the treatment of lymphatic malformation, aneurysmal bone cyst, salivary gland ablation and dermoid cyst ablation. The state-of-the-art equipment we use provides high-quality and rapid examinations at the lowest possible radiation doses for children of any size, age and medical condition. Our team of experts specializes in getting the images needed as quickly and as easily as possible, and if sedation is required, highly trained pediatric-sedation specialists administer the smallest possible dose with the safest technique.
Radiology services located in new main hospital include:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Radiology services located in A and T buildings include:
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Note: MRI and Interventional locations will not change and will continue under current hours, phone extensions and operations.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
Hilliard Close To Home Center
3955 Brown Park Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
FAX (614) 355-8210
Newark Close To Home Center
75 S. Terrace Avenue
Newark, OH 43215
FAX (740) 522-3066
Westerville Close To Home Center
433 N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH 43081
FAX (614) 355-8310
East Close To Home Center
6435 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
FAX (614) 355-8110
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Dublin Close To Home Center
7450 Hospital Drive
Dublin, OH 43016
Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
5680 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
The interventional radiologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have created a program recognized internationally for providing successful minimally invasive treatment of lymphatic malformations (LM). The team has been refining this process, especially in the eye, head and neck. Read more about lymphatic malformation treatment.
Aneurysmal bone cyst is a highly destructive lesion in bone, representing 1 to 6 percent of all solid bone tumors. The term “aneurysmal” refers to the explosive, expansile nature of the bone containing the aneurysmal bone cyst, similar to dilation and expansion seen with aortic aneurysms. Read more about aneurysmal bone cyst treatment.
Radiology Advancements Provide Better Outcomes for Children
Innovative procedure removed Matthew Sexton’s facial tumor and left no scars. Read Matthew's Story of Courage.
Nationwide Children's New Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Facility
Nationwide Children's new MRI facility, an extension of the original MRI Building, is approximately 3,000 square feet and doubles the previous MRI space. The new facility is needed due to the growing number of patients needing MRIs, especially the high number of patients requiring sedation in order for their scans to be performed. It features a high-speed magnet that greatly enhances neuro and cardiac imaging capabilities. The waiting area has doubled in size, and the improved space for sedation and recovery allows for a more efficient flow of patients. This investment will help the MRI Center at Nationwide Children's handle the more than 5,300 procedures it currently performs each year. In addition, the second MRI allows Nationwide Children's to expand its support to the physician community by decreasing wait times to access this critical diagnostic modality.
MRI serves a broad scope of medical imaging needs and applications to include:
For more information or consultation, contact the Department of Radiology at (614) 722-2350.
Treating Patients with Encopresis
Encopresis (fecal incontinence) is a major problem affecting over 3 million people in North America. Learn how Nationwide Children's Radiology Department is helping improve the quality of life for its patients.
Surgery Without Scars Saved Erica’s Vision
When Erica’s parents noticed a protrusion around her eye, they turned to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where an MRI revealed a rare, yet benign eye tumor. Fortunately Nationwide Children's Interventional Radiology team was able to save Erica's vision.
Read Erica's Story
Watch Erica's Story
Video Tour of MRI Facility
What to expect during your MRI – without sedation
Preparing for your MRI: Dietary Guidelines
Percutaneous Cecostomy Video
Radiologists at Nationwide Children’s Identify Disturbing Trend in Self-Injury
Nationwide Children's radiologists presented X-ray evidence of an emerging trend of self-embedding among adolescents at a national medical conference in November 2008.
View the images that were presented.
Percutaneous Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations
From January 2008 to June 2009, interventional radiologists and surgeons at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have published the first series, with greater than 95 percent success in percutaneous treatment of lymphatic malformations (LM), and the first series with treatment of microcystic variants of LM. Lymphatic malformations have been a medical and surgical challenge for decades, with recurrence following traditional treatment of up to 50 percent. Percutaneous treatment of LM is now performed at Nationwide Children’s with scars the size of a freckle and without deformity or recurrence. Additionally, radiologists at Nationwide Children’s have developed the first macrocystic animal model for research in LM. This research earned the highest honor, the John Caffey Gold Medal Award, in the Society for Pediatric Radiology.
Ultrasound Guided Foreign Body Removal Video
Embedded Foreign Bodies: New Challenges
Over the past 15 years, radiologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed the leading international center of excellence for ultrasound diagnosis and minimally invasive, percutaneous ultrasound guided foreign body removal. Interventional radiologists have removed more than 600 foreign bodies from soft tissue, tendons, muscle and bone. Wood fragments, metal needles, glass, plastic pieces, graphite pencil tips, leaf and mulch fragments, and even crayon fragments have been removed with greater than 98 percent success. Read about foreign body removal.
MRI Suite Increases Access
Added in March 2010, the MRI suite at Nationwide Children's increases access for MRI support services by increasing the total number of MRI units to six. As a growing center of excellence, drawing patients from across the region, country and from around the world, this additional unit will assist Nationwide Children's with meeting the significant demand of patients who require MRI diagnostics.
Advantages of the MRI Suite
Located near the OR, the MRI suite also increases access for general anesthesia since some patients from time to time require general anesthesia for an MRI scan. With recovery rooms nearby, this allows flexibility for patients who must be anesthetized and monitored during, and after an MRI scan.
The design of the overall suite allows for the magnet to be used in a diagnostic setting, as well as during a surgery (in the neurosurgical operating room), therefore maximizing its use and availability. The design of this MRI suite is unique, allowing the technology to fully support all of the MRI needs of patients in ways not available in most other children's hospitals.
Learn how radiology and neurosurgery patients will benefit from this new and innovative piece of equipment.