Radiology :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


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.

Transition of care

Dr. Shiels dedicated his life to advancing the field of radiology in order to provide the best care to children in our community, across the country and around the world. As we remember and celebrate his work, we will remain ever-grateful for his passionate mentorship of our radiology team and staff – some of whom have worked side by side with Dr. Shiels for more than a decade. Everything Dr. Shiels learned over his career, he taught to and instilled in his staff including his revolutionary advancements in interventional radiology and ultrasound; treating lymphatic malformations; bone tumor ablation, aneurysmal bone cyst and salivary gland ablation.  His passion inspires the entire team to continue delivering the best possible care to children everywhere and his legacy will live in the advancements we continue to make here at Nationwide Children’s.

Radiology services

Services located in main hospital include:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Plain film (Gen Rad)
  • Nuclear Medicine (The new PET/CT will be located in Nuclear Medicine.)

Radiology services located in A and T buildings include:
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Plain film
  • Bone density

Note: MRI and Interventional locations will not change and will continue under current hours, phone extensions and operations.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

  • MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Bone densitometry
  • Vascular embolization, radiofrequency ablation of bone, soft tissue and solid organ tumors
  • Ablation of lymphatic malformations, venous malformations and arteriovenous malformations
  • Percutaneous ablation of neck ranulas
  • Percutaneous ablation of dermoid and epidermoid cysts
  • Soft tissue foreign body removal
  • Fibrinolysis and drainage of thoracic empyema, abscess drainage
  • Rheumatoid joint and tendon sheath steroid injections
  • Thyroid gland ablation

Our Clinics

Hilliard Close To Home Center
4363 All Seasons Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 355-5900
Fax: (614) 355-5910

Newark Close To Home Center
75 S. Terrace Avenue
Newark, OH 43215
(740) 522-3221
Fax: (740) 522-3066

Westerville Close To Home Center
433 N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 355-8300
Fax: (614) 355-8310

East Close To Home Center
6435 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 355-8100
Fax: (614) 355-8110

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Main Campus
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2350

Dublin Close To Home Center
7450 Hospital Drive
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 355-7000

Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
5680 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

Marysville Close To Home Center
100 Colemans Crossing Blvd.
Marysville, Ohio 43040

Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main Street
New Albany, Ohio 43054

Department Highlights

Lymphatic Malformation: New Treatment Solutions in the Eye, Head and Neck

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: New Treatment Options

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.

May 2013 Article: Percutaneous Doxycycline Treatment of Aneurysmal Bone Cysts With Low Recurrence Rate: A Preliminary Report

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:

  • Brain and spine
  • Tumor
  • Airway
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Cardiovascular

For more information or consultation, contact the Department of Radiology at (614) 722-2350.                         

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

  • 8 hours before the scan time child may have food and whole milk
  • 6 hours before the scan time child may have formula (NO cereal and/or thickening agents to be added)
  • 4 hours before the scan time child may have breast milk if less than 1 year old
  • 2 hours before the scan time child may have clear apple juice, Pedialyte, 7-Up, Sprite or water only (NO thickening agents)                         

Percutaneous Cecostomy Video    

Watch a video about percutaneous cecostomy at Nationwide Children's            

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

Watch a video about Foreign Body Removal

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.

contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-2350

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Featured Physician

James Murakami, MD
James Murakami,

Personally trained by Dr. Shiels, James Murakami, MD, MS, will be carrying on the care of Dr. Shiels' patients. A faculty member at Nationwide Children's for more than 15 years, Dr. Murakami has interventional radiology interests focusing on sclerotherapy of vascular malformations and benign cysts of the head and neck, orbits, and bones.

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Dr. Shiels tribute

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When Amanda Hastings was diagnosed with an aneurysmal bone cyst in her neck, she feared it would change her life. She came to Nationwide Children's Hospital for a breakthrough, non-invasive treatment.

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Victoria's Mom shares her experience with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Dr. William E. Shiels unique approach to treat Victoria's lymphatic malformation.
Radiologist Nicholas Zumberge, MD, discusses the patient benefits of the new MRI suite.
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