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Glen Seidel, MD

  • “When you're caring for a child, you're caring for their whole family.”

I got into pediatrics because I enjoy caring for kids and being a part of their lives. I love the challenge of the technical aspects of my job–but my primary role is providing a great experience for the child. When children come to see me they are sick and scared, and so are their parents. Because I am a parent, I always tell families that I wouldn't do anything to their child that I wouldn't feel comfortable doing to my own child.

I approach the care I provide through the eyes of both the child and the family. I engage children by focusing my conversation on them. I'm always thinking about what the kid is thinking about, and making sure they feel safe.

I'm known as much for my interactions with families as someone who is committed to doing great clinical work. Many radiologists don't have a clinical background in pediatrics–those years of training allow me to bring passion and expertise to my work in caring for children.

Specialties

Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1977

Internship

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1978

Residency

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1979

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1983

Fellowship

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1984

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1980

Board Certifications

Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology

Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

All Publications

The transverse diameter of the chest on routine radiographs reliably estimates gestational age and weight in premature infants PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY Dietz, K. R., Zhang, L., Seidel, F. G. 2015; 45 (9): 1303-1307

Abstract

Prior to digital radiography it was possible for a radiologist to easily estimate the size of a patient on an analog film. Because variable magnification may be applied at the time of processing an image, it is now more difficult to visually estimate an infant's size on the monitor. Since gestational age and weight significantly impact the differential diagnosis of neonatal diseases and determine the expected size of kidneys or appearance of the brain by MRI or US, this information is useful to a pediatric radiologist. Although this information may be present in the electronic medical record, it is frequently not readily available to the pediatric radiologist at the time of image interpretation.To determine if there was a correlation between gestational age and weight of a premature infant with their transverse chest diameter (rib to rib) on admission chest radiographs.This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, which waived informed consent. The maximum transverse chest diameter outer rib to outer rib was measured on admission portable chest radiographs of 464 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) during the 2010 calendar year. Regression analysis was used to investigate the association between chest diameter and gestational age/birth weight. Quadratic term of chest diameter was used in the regression model.Chest diameter was statistically significantly associated with both gestational age (P<0.0001) and birth weight (P<0.0001).An infant's gestational age and birth weight can be reliably estimated by comparing a simple measurement of the transverse chest diameter on digital chest radiograph with the tables and graphs in our study.

View details for DOI 10.1007/s00247-015-3332-x

View details for Web of Science ID 000359292100004

View details for PubMedID 25820341