A photo of Tal Laor.

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Co-Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics



About Me


Tal Laor, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard University. She completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and did her pediatric radiology fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Laor was assistant professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School and on the staff at Boston Children's Hospital. In 1998, she joined the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, where she is chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging.

Dr. Laor's interests are of skeletal injuries to the immature child, congenital abnormalities, and normal and abnormal bone growth and development.

Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases in children; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); computed tomography (CT)

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics

My Education

BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1978-1982.

MD: Harvard University, Boston, MA, 1982-1986.

Internship: Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1986-1987.

Residency: Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987-1991.

Fellowships: Chief Fellow, Radiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1991-1993.

Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.

Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1991; Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1995; Maintenance of Certification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2005.

My Publications

Suraj S, Laor T, Dwek J, Zbojniewicz A, Carl M. Feasibility of ultrashort TE (UTE) imaging of children at 1.5 T. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jan;44(1):103-8.

Laor T, Zbojniewicz AM, Eismann EA, Wall EJ. Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (OCD): Is it a disturbance of endochondral growth from the secondary physis of the epiphysis? AJR. 2012; 199(5):1121-1128.

Reading BD, Laor T, Salisbury SR, Lippert WC. Cornwall R. Quantification of humeral head deformity following neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 19; 94(18):e1361-8.

Meyers AB, Laor T, Zbojniewicz AM, Anton CG. MRI of radiographically occult ischial apophyseal avulsions. Pediatr Radiol. 2012.Nov; 42(11):1357-63.

Zbojniewicz AM, Laor T. Focal Periphyseal Edema (FOPE) Zone on MRI of the Adolescent knee: a potentially painful manifestation of physiologic physeal fusion? AJR. 2011; 197(4): 998-1004. 

Kim HK, Laor T, Graham TB, Kim DH, Anton CG, Salisbury SR, Racadio JM, Dardzinski BJ. T2 relaxation time changes in distal femoral articular cartilage in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA): A 3-year longitudinal study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010; 195(4):1021-5.

Kim HK, Laor T, Horn PS, Racadio JM, Wong B, Dardzinski BJ. T2 relaxation time mapping in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): distribution of disease activity and correlation with clinical assessments. Radiology. 2010;255(3):899-908.

Laor T, Jaramillo. MR imaging insights into skeletal maturation: what is normal?Radiology. 2009; 250(1):28-38.

Kim HE, Laor T, Shire NJ, Bean JA, Dardzinski BJ. Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments at different patient ages: MR imaging findings. Radiology. 2008; 247(3):826-835.

Laor T, Wall EJ, Vu L. Physeal widening in the knee due to stress injury in child athletes. AJR 2006;186:1260-1264.