Lessening radiation risk for children with congenital and acquired heart disease

Newly released recommendations for pediatric radiation safety will be discussed during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. Theposition paper, “Radiation Safety in Children with Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease: A Scientific Position Statement on Multimodality Dose Optimization from the Image Gently Alliance,” provides cardiologists,radiologists, pediatricians and internal […]

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Optimizing Medical Imaging for Children of All Sizes

A proposed framework balances quality and safety of computed tomography protocols across a range of body sizes in pediatric populations. Pediatric patients come in many sizes, from newborns to teenagers, and the wide range poses an ongoing challenge for medical imaging. In a study published in August in the Journal of Medical Imaging, researchers set […]

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Study shows how near-drowning-induced brain injury affects children

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio found that children whose brains are injured from near-drownings maintain certain cognitive capabilities. The study analyzed 11 children with quadriplegia from near-drowning-induced brain injury using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scans. All of the children were comatose immediately following their near-drowning-induced brain injury and […]

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The Practice of Pediatric PET/CT in North America

  Objectives: To characterize the practice of PET/CT in children at North American institutions with substantial pediatric practices. Methods: Nineteen institutions within North American that were either dedicated pediatric hospitals or academic hospitals with substantial pediatric nuclear medicine practices were invited to participate in an email survey. The survey inquired into the demographics and the […]