Medical Imaging Magazine Readers Name Cincinnati Children's Radiology Department and Staff Among Top 10

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

CINCINNATI – The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and five of its members have been chosen among the Industry Top 10 by Medical Imaging magazine in its January 2006 issue.

"We wanted to find and acknowledge the best and the brightest in the field of radiology," Medical Imaging magazine writer Andi Lucas wrote in the January issue.

The Industry Top 10 is a ranking of the industry's 10 best in 10 categories chosen by radiology peers throughout the country. Of 16,000 Medical Imaging readers, 9.35 percent voted between October and November 2005. The ballot was created through a collaboration of suggestions among hospitals, vendors and the editorial advisory board of Medical Imaging magazine.

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children's was voted fifth best radiology department within a hospital based on equipment offerings, patient care and outcomes, clinical research and staff. It was the only pediatric radiology department voted into the top 10.

Cincinnati Children's leadership and staff in the Top 10 included:

  • Lane Donnelly, MD, radiologist-in-chief, and John Racadio, MD, chief of Interventional Radiology, were chosen as fourth and fifth in the radiologist category based on their current research, cutting-edge techniques, patient care and outcome and industry interaction.
  • Tracey Adams, RT, RDMS, ultrasound manager, was a write-in and was voted sixth best technologist in the country based on patient care and outcomes, dedication, attitude, problem-solving abilities and industry interaction.
  • Neil Johnson, MD, associate director of the radiology informatics core, received the top honor, while Mark Halsted, MD, chief of the radiology informatics core, was voted in third place for PACS/RIS/radiology administrator based on technical knowledge, management capabilities, attitude, unique solutions and level of experience.

Cincinnati Children's is a 423-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to transforming the way health care is delivered by providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. It ranks third nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

Contact Information

Amy Caruso, amy.caruso@cchmc.org, 513-636-5673