Calculating organ and effective doses in paediatric interventional cardiac radiology based on DICOM structured reports – Is detailed examination data critical to dose estimates?

By: Angeliki Karambatsakidou, Artur Omar, Annette Fransson, Gavin Poludniowskiab Highlights • Doses calculated using data from radiation dose structured reports (RDSR) • No differences in average dose, estimated with RDSR- or a simplified method. • Conversion coefficients presented for organ doses in paediatric heart catheterization. Abstract Purpose To estimate effective dose (E), equivalent organ doses […]

Radiology report “disclaimers” increase the use of abdominal CT in the work-up of pediatric abdominal pain

By: Scott Alter, MD; Bria Walsh, MD; Patrick Lenehan, MD; Richard Shih, MD Abstract Objective Pediatric abdominal pain is commonly evaluated in the emergency department (ED) initially by ultrasonography (U/S). Radiology reports often include commentary about U/S limitations and possible need for additional testing or evaluation independent of study interpretation. We sought to determine if […]

Disparities in Radiation Burden from Trauma Evaluation at Pediatric Versus Nonpediatric Institutions

By: Daniel Lodwick MD, MS, Jennifer Cooper MS, Phd, Dani Gonzalez MD, Amy Lawrence MD, Choonsik Lee PhD, Rajesh Krishnamurthy MD, Peter Minneci MD, MHSc, Katherine Deans MD, MHSc Abstract Background Computed tomography (CT) imaging protocols and prescribing practices vary across institutions. Pediatric trauma patients imaged at a pediatric trauma center (PTC) may receive less […]

A snapshot of patients’ awareness of radiation dose and risks associated with medical imaging examinations at an Australian radiology clinic

By: N. Singh, A. Mohacsy, D.A. Connell, M.E. Schneider Highlights •Patients’ awareness regarding imaging radiation dose and risks is overall poor. •Most patients receive little to no information by their referring doctor regarding dose and risks. •Awareness of dose and risks can facilitate shared decision making and reduce unnecessary radiation exposure. •Findings may guide future […]