Hip ultrasound for developmental dysplasia: the 50% rule

For those who perform infant hip ultrasounds, there has always been the issue of measurement as part of the sonographic assessment. The 2013 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) practice parameter states: “Validation by angle and femoral head coverage measurement is optional” [1]. The “Graf” followers have subscribed to the tables of alpha and […]

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Anesthesia Use Growing in Pediatric MRI

More children are anesthetized before undergoing MRI examinations than ever before, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, sought to investigate trends in anesthetics among children undergoing MRI. The researchers obtained claims data of children, from birth to 18 years […]

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Dose Optimization tool

Dose Optimization The right test with the right dose should be given to the right patient at the right time. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and Image Gently Alliance continually strives to ensure patients receive the best, safest and most appropriate care. In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive […]