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The use of noninvasive diagnostic imaging has declined over the past decade and a half, with only CT imaging showing slight growth

The use of noninvasive diagnostic imaging has declined over the past decade and a half, with only CT imaging showing slight growth, according to an article published in the journal Health Affairs. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia examined recent data to determine if previously reported levelling off of the use of imaging […]

A global view of radiation safety initiatives at RSNA

A global view of radiation safety initiatives at RSNA November 29, 2017 by Lisa Chamoff , Contributing Reporter CHICAGO — Radiologists around the world are working hard to make sure that patients, particularly caregivers of pediatric patients, and providers understand the potential risks of low-level radiation exposure. At a session during the 2017 RSNA annual meeting, representatives […]

University of Rochester Medical Center Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients

UR Medicine’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic that provides specialized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. […]

FDA: Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Guidance Document

Today, FDA published a final guidance document entitled “Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Device Premarket Notifications,” encouraging manufacturers to consider child safety when designing X-ray imaging devices. In the guidance, which applies to new devices and modifications requiring the submission of a new 510(k), the FDA recommends manufacturers design these devices with protocols and instructions that […]

A case of giant fetal intracranial capillary hemangioma cured with propranolol

Abstract Fetal brain tumors are rare. This report describes a giant posterior fossa capillary hemangioma treated with 3 mg/kg/day of propranolol for 6 months. Total regression was confirmed at 1 year, and no additional tumors were observed during the subsequent 2 years. No side effects relating to the use of this drug were detected; thus, […]

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Contrast MRI for Perforated, Non-Perforated Pediatric Appendicitis

Contrast-enhanced MRI can differentiate between perforated and non-perforated appendicitis among children, and may help guide management decisions in the work-up of pediatric appendicitis, according to a study published in Pediatric Radiology. Researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, performed a retrospective review to assess the performance of MRI in differentiating perforated from […]