Read why employees enjoy working within the Pediatric Radiology Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and view the list of modalities that are available.

Administration and Support Services

Terry Green

Patient Information Coordinator
3.5 years of experience

“I like working here and I think it’s a great place to work. Our management really creates this kind of environment. I like the open communication and working with the kids. A big misunderstanding about working here is that all of the children are sick. That’s not true. The kids are great and a lot of fun.”

Lakesha Crawley

Surgery Scheduler
3 years of experience

“I feel like I have the support from all levels of leadership. Here, everyone is laid back and it really feels like a team. There’s something about seeing those kids. It’s nice to know that I had a part in their care.”

Computed Tomography (CT)

Barbara Clayton

CT Technologist II
22 years of experience

“The people at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are very friendly. Parents are always surprised by the (CT) room and its effects on their children. There are lights, music, sound and movies playing. It is so relaxing to the child that it is rare that we have to sedate. It is much more fun coming to a job when you have a room like the CT scanner room.”

Conventional Radiology (X-Ray)

Amanda Blevins

Radiologic Technologist I
5 years of experience

“I did a rotation here and by the end of the week, I liked the staff and the different atmosphere. I get to see things that are unique to (a pediatric hospital). I have great pride in working at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. It is never a dull moment. There is always something going on. We see kids from all over the world.”

Interventional Radiology (IR)

Terri Neubart

Lead IR Technologist
34 years of experience

“In such a big hosptial, you may think that you are just a number, but in this department your manager and director know you by name. My colleagues are all dedicated and flexible – fun to be around. We all work very well as a team. People who work here are different. We are a special breed of tech.  You need to be a special person to work at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. It makes the atmosphere a lot of fun.”

“Our technology is some of the best around.  We have an angio system with Dyna CT capabilities and 3D imaging.  We no longer have to move patients from room to room, we can do all of our imaging in one place, which is a huge timesaver.”

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Denny Willaman

MRI Technologist II
16 years of experience, 3 years at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

“I wanted to work for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh because it was very progressive, even three years ago when I interviewed. We do things here that aren’t done across the country. The institution presents a competitive salary and we are treated well. Employees have a lot of perks to take advantage of. We are looking forward to new technologies for the new hospital including a neuroscience lab and interoperative MRI technology. I want our MRI department to be the best.”

Nuclear Medicine (Molecular Imaging)

Michael Czachowski

25 years of experience

After interviewing I really had a desire to become part of the team here at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. My time here has exceeded my expectations from the good impression that I received on my interview. I enjoy interacting with children and doing my part to provide excellent care.”

Radiology IT & Diagnostics

Tom Sutcavage

Systems Analyst III (former Radiologic Technologist II)
18 years of experience

“When coming to radiology, you receive specialized training. There are a lot of different processes for imaging kids. Being a specialized hospital, you may think that we are overlooked when it comes to receiving the top technology, but in reality we have some of the most cutting edge technology that is available today, like our 64-slice CT scanner.”

“In the new hospital all diagnostic rooms will use DR (Direct/Digital Radiography) technology.  We are totally filmless now. We are using the Vocera communication system that allows for wireless voice communication throughout the department.”

Radiology Nursing

Deborah Salac, RN, BSN

Clinical Leader
26 years as a nurse, 2 years at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

“I wanted more of a challenge for myself. I was interested in the challenge and it has been very rewarding. There is so much opportunity for growth. You don’t need pediatric experience to work here.  When you get here, you are given all of the tools that you need to feel comfortable and be successful. Children are so resilient. As a health care professional, you offer a lot of support to the parents as well.”

Margaret “Missy” Fescemyer, BSN

MRI Professional Staff Nurse
12 years of experience, 2 years at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

“It’s exciting to work in an expanding department. I had a really good impression (of the department) when I interviewed. They were very welcoming. Our director is very easy going. She tries to make us happy and encourages us to go after educational opportunities. Our manager really bends over backwards for us. She really responds to our opinions and feedback. UPMC is internationally renowned for care. We offer things here that no one else can do. This is a great learning environment. For us, it’s all about the kids!”


Richard Faix

Ultrasound Technologist II
19 years of experience

“We have cutting-edge technology here. I really enjoy what I do. I like working with the kids. Our director is very good-hearted and business-savvy, and the department manager is very fair.”