I am a radiologist and a mother of three. Over the years I have been asked, “Does a teen belong at a children’s hospital?” My answer is always yes. Not only because of the training we receive as pediatric radiologists, but also because of the special care, gentle imaging and teen focus that pediatric hospitals offer.
Your teenager may look like a young adult, but his or her illness or injury and medical care requires the highly specialized care of a doctor …Continue reading →
As a parent, my job is to protect my three children and make sure they are safe. As a pediatric radiologist, my job is to protect all children. You may have noticed that the media has heightened public awareness of radiation risks and the need for minimal radiation exposure in medical imaging – especially in children. …Continue reading this post
I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth, a fifteen-year-old girl from Wisconsin, after she had endured six months of bone-throbbing pain in her leg. She had taken large amounts of over-the-counter pain medicines for temporary relief.
Dr. Johnson shares a high five with Elizabeth.
The amount of medicine put her at risk of developing significant side effects like bleeding. There was nothing else that gave her relief from this nagging and worsening pain. Since the pain did not get better, there was concern for a fracture. Elizabeth had X-ray and CT scans performed, which showed classic imaging findings of osteoid osteoma, a painful bone tumor.
The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Imaging program is fortunate to …Continue reading this post