Radiation exposure during paediatric emergency CT: Time we took notice?

David N. Naumann, David Raven, Arvind Pallan, Douglas M. Bowley Abstract Introduction Concerns exist about radiation exposure during medical imaging. Comprehensive computerised tomography (CT) dose standards exist for adults, but are incomplete for children. We investigated paediatric CT radiation doses at a NHS Trust in order to define the extent of the risk. Methods CT […]

Effect of staff training on radiation dose in pediatric CT – European Journal of Radiology

Azadeh Hojreh, Michael Weber, Peter Homolka Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of staff training on radiation doses applied in pediatric CT scans. Methods: Pediatric patient doses from five CT scanners before (1426 scans) and after staff training (2566 scans) were compared statistically. Examinations included cranial CT (CCT), thoracic, abdomen –pelvis, and trunk scans. Dose […]

Letter From the Editor: Pediatric Imaging and Radiation Safety

Jannette Collins, MD, MEd, FCCP, FACR (Editor) Before 2001, most pediatric imaging was conducted by use of the same or similar techniques used for adult imaging.1 In 2001, several investigators reported that this approach was not necessary and resulted in estimated radiation doses to children to be as much as 3 times that given to […]