Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s (NCH) Imaging Research and Innovation Office (IRO) in the Department of Radiology. Our mission is “Improving children’s lives through innovative imaging.”
The IRO provides the hospital’s physicians and scientists with advanced imaging capabilities in support of their clinical needs and research projects. Through the IRO’s Pediatric Advanced Imaging Resource (PAIR), we provide a centralized service for data processing and image analysis. Additionally, through the 3D Printing Laboratory, the IRO provide state-of-the-art capability to create subject-specific digital and physical models of the anatomy for pre-procedural planning and patient education.
Additionally, the IRO aims to improve existing workflow in image data acquisition and post-processing within the department for our radiologists. Furthermore, the IRO actively seeks collaboration with investigators around the United States and internationally to translate innovative imaging technology into clinical practice to benefit pediatric care. Our key focus is in the methodological development and validation of disease-specific quantitative imaging biomarkers and abbreviated imaging protocols that facilitate free-breathing and reduced sedation in our pediatric patients.