Research is a core focus of the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s. We are a national leader in peer-reviewed publications, funding and faculty size. Our activities are divided into two, often overlapping, parts: the Imaging Research Center (IRC) and clinical radiology research, which is performed by clinical pediatric radiologists. 

Clinical radiology research is organized into two groups: quality improvement and research in imaging (QuIRI). The QuIRI group leaders are responsible for fostering and executing quality improvement and research efforts in their respective areas. The group leaders include a clinical radiologist and, when appropriate, an imaging physicist. The groups cover the full spectrum of medical imaging fields and topics and present updates and featured projects twice a year to clinical radiology faculty, IRC faculty and trainees. Pediatric radiology trainees are involved in many of the clinical research projects, and each QuIRI conference includes a review of at least two journal club articles that refer to the topic being presented.