Radiation dose management for pediatric cardiac computed tomography: a report from the Image Gently ‘Have-A-Heart’ campaign

Authors Cynthia K. Rigsby Sarah E. McKenney Kevin D. Hill Anjali Chelliah Andrew J. Einstein B. Kelly Han Joshua D. Robinson Christina L. Sammet Timothy C. Slesnick Donald P. Frush 01 January 2018 Abstract Children with congenital or acquired heart disease can be exposed to relatively high lifetime cumulative doses of ionizing radiation from necessary medical imaging procedures including radiography, fluoroscopic procedures including diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiology examinations, cardiac computed tomography (CT) […]

Development of a tool to aid the radiologic technologist using augmented reality and computer vision

Pediatric Radiology January 2018, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 141–145 Authors Robert D. MacDougall Benoit Scherrer Steven Don Abstract This technical innovation describes the development of a novel device to aid technologists in reducing exposure variation and repeat imaging in computed and digital radiography. The device consists of a color video and depth camera in combination with proprietary software and user interface. A […]

The Burden of Ionizing Radiation Studies in Children with Ventricular Shunts

Objectives To quantify the number of shunt-related imaging studies that patients with ventricular shunts undergo and to calculate the proportion of computed tomography (CT) scans associated with a surgical intervention. Study design Retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis of patients up to age 22 years with a shunt placed January 2002 through December 2003 at a pediatric […]

First Focused Ultrasound Pediatric Brain Tumor Study Begins

Researchers at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida have performed the first procedure in a pediatric and young adult brain tumor study. The trial aims to demonstrate feasibility and safety of using focused ultrasound to ablate a variety of benign tumors located in the central part of the brain in ten patients, ages 8 to […]

To sedate or not to sedate… General anesthetic considerations in pediatric imaging

In December of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety warning concerning the risk of repeated use of general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women1.  From a review of the literature, including both animal and human studies, the FDA found consensus data to suggest that early, repeated exposure may […]