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Associate Chief, Academic Affairs, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

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.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neuroradiology; pediatric head and neck imaging

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Radiology, Radiology

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1987.

Transitional Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1987-88.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1988-1992.

Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1993; Pediatric Neuroradiology Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994.

Certification: American Board of Medical Examiners, 1988; American Board of Radiology, 1992.

Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ): Pediatric Radiology, 1995, 2004, 2015; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2010.

My Publications

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.

Masses of the Nose, Nasal Cavity, and Nasopharynx in Children. Rodriguez, DP; Orscheln, ES; Koch, BL. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2017; 37:1704-1730.

Improving Communication, Collaboration, and Faculty Comfort in Communicating Difficult News in the Pediatric Radiology Department. Koch, BL; Hater, D; Nees, K; Leopard, AC. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016; 207:971-975.

Diagnostic Imaging Pediatrics. Merrow, AC. Amirsys.

Imaging evaluation of fetal vascular anomalies. Calvo-Garcia, MA; Kline-Fath, BM; Adams, DM; Gupta, A; Koch, BL; Lim, F; Laor, T. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2015; 45:1218-1229.