Utilizing Expertise, Technology and Innovation to Best Care for Your Child
The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s top clinical programs. Our singular focus on patient care drives our mission of improving children's lives through innovative imaging. Through distributed leadership and independent judgement, we share responsibility to the greater mission of Nationwide Children's. Our promise of transparency, reflection and continuous learning ensure the best possible care for your child.
Our Values & Vision
Two major philosophical considerations drive our mission. First, we understand that children are not small adults. Their physiology is different, from a 12-week embryo to a full-grown teenager. The diseases they get are different from those in adults. For technology to meet the needs of pediatric patients, we have to modify the hardware, create new software, adapt to their high heart rates, adjust to motions related to breathing in children who cannot hold their breath, determine diagnostic accuracy in pediatric diseases, and create quantitative biomarkers specific for pediatric disease.
Second, imaging in pediatric radiology departments has traditionally been qualitative, with a large emphasis on structural changes in the body, and less emphasis on physiologic changes. However, early disease, diffuse disease, metabolic or molecular manifestations of disease, and determining the functional significance of a structural finding are now at the forefront of radiologic research. With tremendous developments happening in imaging technology and in the genetic, molecular and nanoparticle fields, our clinical research program should turn our focus to novel pediatric imaging tools, and imaging-based biomarkers, which can be rapidly translated for use in the clinic.
Meet Our TeamOur radiology team is comprised of subspecialized trained physicians, technologists, and researchers to manage each specific patient need. Our areas of focus include abdominal imaging, cardiac imaging, fetal/neonatal imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroimaging, nuclear medicine, and image-guided diagnosis and therapy.
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD, is Chief of the Department of Radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the director of the Pediatric Advanced Imaging Resource (PAIR), which aims to integrate the advanced image generation and analysis needs across the clinical and research enterprise. He previously served as a Radiologist and Director of Research for the Department of Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital, where he also served as Director of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Elizabeth A. Hingsbergen, MD, is Section Chief for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine in the Radiology Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor-Radiology at the Medical University of Ohio.
Jeremy Y. Jones, MD, is Section Chief for Neuroradiology in the Radiology Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Patrick S. Warren, MD, is Section Chief for Interventional Radiology in the Radiology Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Brent H. Adler, MD, is Section Chief of Body Imaging and Musculoskeletal Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Medical University of Ohio.
Our outstanding clinical care spans the entire range of radiology subspecialties, including:
Our interventional radiology team has long been the national leaders of innovation in minimally invasive radiologic procedures for conditions such as Aneurysmal Bone Cysts, Dermoid Cyst Ablation, Lymphatic Malformation and Salivary Gland Ablation.
Our body imaging team is specifically trained in diagnosing diseases and disorders of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and gastrointestinal tracts using the latest CT and MR technologies in the safest way possible.
Working closely with physicians in neuro-oncology and neurosurgery, our neuroradiologists provide comprehensive examination using the latest CT, PET-CT, and MRI equipment in a safe and comfortable environment for patients and their families.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of radiology imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose, determine the severity of disease, or treat a disease.
Resources for Professionals
Find a list of commonly ordered procedures and download the complete outpatient procedure code list.
View presentations given by the Radiology staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The Columbus Pediatric Radiography Board is designed to assist imaging professionals in acquiring high quality, reproducible images in pediatric patients less than 3-4 years of age.
Access helpful documents and resources for your practice and your patients.
Resources for Researchers
The Imaging and Innovation Research Office (IRO) is a “one-stop-shop” for physicians and investigators seeking advanced imaging capabilities in support of their clinical and research needs.
The 3D Printing Lab provides personalized diagnostic and treatment solutions for clinicians and patients in a convenient and collaborative in-house setting. The lab uses a variety of imaging data sources to create patient-specific models of any internal anatomy or device that may be used in pre-surgical evaluation or simulation to determine the best management approach.
As an arm of the Imaging and Innovation Research office, the Pediatric Advanced Imaging Resource serves as a centralized service for image analysis using both FDA-approved and research-specific software packages is provided by skilled analysts.
The Children’s Imaging Biomarker Alliance (CIBA) aims to develop, validate, and integrate imaging biomarkers specific to pediatric disease across all pediatric specialties in the safest and most cost-effective way possible.
Inside the Section of Radiology
Meet Our Team
Learn more about section chief Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD, and his team of radiologists and researchers.
Comprehensive pediatric medical imaging and interventional radiology services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis from birth through young adulthood.