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Bernadette L. Koch, MD


  • Associate Chief, Academic Affairs, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology
  • UC Department of Pediatrics
I want to understand how we can better serve patients and families through the entire imaging journey. I look at every aspect of the patient experience — from the initial imaging order to when the patient receives their imaging results.

About

Biography

As a pediatric neuroradiologist, I interpret imaging scans of the brain, spine, eye sockets, face and neck in children. I also work with many members of our department to improve the patient and family imaging experience.

My college experiences inspired me to become a doctor. The interesting variety of acquired and congenital anomalies involving the brain, spine, head and neck in children drew me to pediatric neuroradiology. My incredible mentors as a radiology resident contributed to my choosing neuroradiology as a specialty.

My research focuses on studying imaging abnormalities involving children’s faces, ears, eyes and necks, and improving the patient and family imaging experience. I want to understand how we can better serve patients and families through the entire imaging journey. I look at every aspect of the patient experience — from the initial imaging order to when the patient receives their imaging results.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two children, my husband and my extended family.

Publications

Imaging of orbital infectious and inflammatory disease in children. Nagaraj, UD; Koch, BL. Pediatric Radiology. 2021; 51:1149-1161.

Hyperdiploid Precursor B-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presenting as a Cavernous Sinus Mass in a 4-Year-old Male. Sabulski, A; Bartlett, AL; Koch, BL; Vatner, R; Mizukawa, B; Phillips, CL. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2021; 43:e494-e497.

Nonsyndromic Congenital Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: An Illustrative Review. O’Brien, WT; D’Arco, F; Onofrj, V; Koch, BL. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 216:1048-1055.

Complete First Branchial Fistula in a Child Extending from the External Auditory Canal to the Oropharynx. Koch, BL; Leach, JL; Johnson, ND; Shott, SR. 2021; 11:35-37.

RESPECT: Radiology Employees Striving for Productive and Effective Communication. Towbin, AJ; Smith, RL; Smith, EA. Radiographics. 2020; 40:2068-2079.

The use of a patient advocate to improve the experience in pediatric radiology. Koch, BL; Hater, DM; Coley, BD. Pediatric Radiology. 2020; 50:1499-1508.

Pediatric Parotid Region Lesions: An Imaging Review. Guerin, JB; Johnson, DR; Koch, BL; Merrow, AC; O'Brien, WT; Kalina, P. 2018; 8:394-412.

Frequency and Severity of Acute Allergic-Like Reactions to Intravenously Administered Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media in Children. Forbes-Amrhein, MM; Dillman, JR; Trout, AT; Koch, BL; Dickerson, JM; Giordano, RM; Towbin, AJ. Investigative Radiology. 2018; 53:313-318.

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as facial nerve palsy in a teenager. Wang, JC; Leader, BA; Crane, RA; Koch, BL; Smith, MM; Ishman, SL. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2018; 107:160-163.

Contributing Authors. Anton, CG; Aquino, MR; Baskin, H; Donnelly, LF; Fleck, RJ; Jones, BV; Koch, BL; Koontz, NA; Kraus, SJ; Linscott, LL; et al. Imaging in Pediatrics. 2018.

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