A photo of Diane Babcock.

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology



My Biography & Research


Diane S. Babcock, MD, grew up in Cincinnati and received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Her radiology training was at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Babcock was chief of the Section of Ultrasound from 1978-2000 and was the 1998 distinguished scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. She has written the textbook Cranial Ultrasonography of Infants and edited the monograph titled Neonatal and Pediatric Ultrasonography.

Babcock was the 1996 to 1997 president of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and is currently the editor of the SPR website. She is past-member of the Board of Governors and past-president of the Pediatric Section of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Babcock's special interests are in the use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children's neurologic abnormalities, especially hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequela. She is investigating the use of new contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound.

Babcock has been named the first recipient of the Frederic N. Silverman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology, 1998-2000.

Clinical Interests

Use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children; neurologic abnormalities; hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequel 

Research Interests

New contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound 

Academic Affiliation

Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology and Medical Imaging, Radiology

My Education

BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1966.

MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1970.

Internship: Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1971.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1974.

Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1971.

Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, 1975.

Certification: Radiology, 1975; American Board of Radiology, Certificate of added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology, 1995 and 2004.

My Publications

Squires HJ, Goske, MJ, O’Hara SM, Babcock DS. Competency Based Training:  Development of a Curriculum for Radiology Trainees to Teach and Evaluate the Technical Skill Used in the Performance of a Basic Ultrasound Exam. AJR. In press.

Pacharn P, Ying J, Brody AS, Babcock DS. Sonography in the evaluation of acute appendicitis:  are negative sonographic findings good enough? J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Dec;29(12): 1749-55.

Babcock DS. Thyroid disease in the pediatric patient: emphasizing imaging with sonography. Pediatr Radiol. 2006;36(4): p. 299-308, quiz 372-3.

Toepfer NJ, et al. Aortic Pseudothrombus: A Sonographic Artifact in the Abdominal Aorta. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2006;22(March/April): p. 131-134.

Haller JO, et al. Early history of pediatric ultrasound (circa 1960-1985). J Ultrasound Med. 2004;23(3): p. 323-9.

Welch ST, Babcock DS, Ballard ET. Sonography of pediatric male breast masses: gynecomastia and beyond. Pediatr Radiol. 2004;34:952-7.

Babcock DS. Sonography of the Acute Abdomen in the Pediatric Patient. J Ultrasound Med. 2002;21:887-899.

Babcock DS. ACGME Requirements for Pediatric Radiology Training Program. Pediatr Radiol. 2002;32:545-548.

Babcock DS. Pediatric Neurology. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2000 May;26 Suppl 1:S99-S100.

Emery KH, Babcock DS, Borgman AS, Garcia VF. Splenic injury diagnosed with CT: US follow-up and healing rate in children and adolescents. Radiology. 1999;212:515-518.