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Director, Interventional Radiology, Research and Innovation, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Interventional Radiologist

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics; UC Department of Surgery



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


John M. Racadio, MD, is the director of the Interventional Radiology Translational Research and Simulation Lab (IR-TRSL). Its core functions include: 1) Conducting original research in new methods and applications of current and emerging Interventional Radiology (IR) technologies for minimally invasive image guided therapy for all patient populations. 2) Providing consultation and access to advanced imaging and IR techniques for researchers and industry clients. 3) Educating and training researchers, clinicians, fellows and students in the use of IR imaging technologies and image guided therapy techniques. As the director of Interventional Radiology Research and Innovation, he has partnered with the Department of Surgery to plan, develop, and build a new Image Guided Hybrid OR at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The technology and capabilities of this clinical Hybrid OR mirror those of the IR-TRSL. Through a collaborative approach between Interventional Radiology and Surgery, Dr. Racadio and colleagues strive to develop new approaches and techniques for Image Guided Surgery, which can be practiced in the IR-TRSL and translated into clinical practice in the Hybrid OR.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric interventional radiology; image guided surgery

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics; UC Department of Surgery


Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Imaging

My Education

BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

My Publications

Validation of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy with magnetic resonance imaging for accurate vertebral bone fat fraction quantification. Swamy, A; Burstrom, G; Spliethoff, JW; Babic, D; Ruschke, S; Racadio, JM; Edstrom, E; Terander, AE; Dankelman, J; Hendriks, BH W. Biomedical Optics Express. 2019; 10:4316-4328.

Machine learning for automated 3-dimensional segmentation of the spine and suggested placement of pedicle screws based on intraoperative cone-beam computer tomography. Burstroem, G; Buerger, C; Hoppenbrouwers, J; Nachabe, R; Lorenz, C; Babic, D; Homan, R; Racadio, JM; Grass, M; Persson, O; et al. Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine. 2019; 31:147-154.

The State of the Hybrid Operating Room: Technological Acceleration at the Pinnacle of Collaboration. Berazaluce, AM C; Hanke, RE; von Allmen, D; Racadio, JM. Current Surgery Reports. 2019; 7.

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, a potential optical sensing technology for the detection of cortical breaches during spinal screw placement. Swamy, A; Burstrom, G; Spliethott, JW; Babic, D; Reich, C; Groen, J; Edstrom, E; Terander, AE; Racadio, JM; Dankelman, J; et al. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2019; 24:1-11.

Interventional Radiology in Pediatric Oncology. Roebuck, DJ; Racadio, JM. Pediatric Oncology. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2019.

The management of pediatric renovascular hypertension: a single center experience and review of the literature. Lobeck, IN; Alhajjat, AM; Dupree, P; Racadio, JM; Mitsnefes, MM; Karns, R; Tiao, GM; Nathan, JD. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:1825-1831.

Feasibility and Accuracy of Thoracolumbar Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Placement With Augmented Reality Navigation Technology. Elmi-Terander, A; Nachabe, R; Skulason, H; Pedersen, K; Soderman, M; Racadio, J; Babic, D; Gerdhem, P; Edstrom, E. Spine. 2018; 43:1018-1023.

CT-guided localization of pulmonary nodules in children prior to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical resection utilizing a combination of two previously described techniques. McDaniel, JD; Racadio, JM; Patel, MN; Johnson, ND; Kukreja, K. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2018; 48:626-631.

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Nasogastric Feeding Tube Placement for Neonates: A Preclinical Study. Daniels, B; Ireland, C; Kraus, S; Racadio, J; Hilvert, N; Dunn, R; Dumoulin, C. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017; 41:1386-1392.

Intratumoral Injection of HSV1716, an Oncolytic Herpes Virus, Is Safe and Shows Evidence of Immune Response and Viral Replication in Young Cancer Patients. Streby, KA; Geller, JI; Currier, MA; Warren, PS; Racadio, JM; Towbin, AJ; Vaughan, MR; Triplet, M; Ott-Napier, K; Dishman, DJ; et al. Clinical Cancer Research. 2017; 23:3566-3574.