Authors: Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS and Donald P. Frush, MD From inception, the vision of the Image Gently (IG) Alliance (originally called the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging) has been a global one. Its mission is, through advocacy, to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide. Over a decade ago, the […]
Surface radiation dose comparison of a dedicated extremity cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) device and a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) machine in pediatric ankle and wrist phantoms
Objectives To evaluate and compare surface doses of a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) device in pediatric ankle and wrist phantoms. Methods Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) were used to measure and compare surface doses between CBCT and MDCT in a left ankle and a right wrist pediatric phantom. In both […]
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is considered one of the safest technologies for looking deep inside the body, because it doesn’t carry the radiation risk of XRays or PET scans.
CASE SUMMARY A 6-month-old infant presented with increasing abdominal distention over several weeks and was found to have a large heterogeneous mass arising from the left kidney. The patient underwent a left radical nephrectomy, with pathology consistent with congenital mesoblastic nephroma. Several days following surgical resection, the patient developed diffuse abdominal distention. Dilated small bowel […]
Role of #CTscan in pediatric patients The aim of this study was to highlight the role of #CTscan in pediatric patients and as well as the risk involved. BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to highlight the role of #CTscan in paediatric patients and as well as the risk involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS The […]
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