The Importance of Patient/Caregiver-Centered Imaging in Pediatrics
Rapid MR imaging is an accurate means of diagnosing pediatric appendicitis when considering multiple diagnostic criteria, according to a study published in Pediatric Radiology. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland sought to determine the accuracy of rapid MR imaging without contrast agents or sedation as a modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. Ninety-seven […]
OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a common diagnosis in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Children diagnosed with constipation may undergo an abdominal radiograph (AXR) as part of their diagnostic workup despite studies that suggest that an AXR in a patient suspected of being constipated is unnecessary and potentially misleading. We aimed to decrease the percentage of low-acuity […]
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.