Pediatric urologists, radiologists team up to devise standard protocol for VCUGs

To improve patient safety and standardize data obtained from a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), the AAP Section on Radiology and Section on Urology have established a standard protocol for performing the test. Establishing a Standard Protocol for the Voiding Cystourethrography, a new clinical report, is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-2590 and will be published in the November issue of Pediatrics. Need […]

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For Brain Trauma, an Emerging Suite of Diagnostic Gadgets

A new ecosystem of portable technologies has the potential to enhance our ability to treat and mitigate the effects of head trauma. The voice of the 911 dispatcher crackled over the intercom at the Colorado Springs Fire Department. A 73-year-old man at a memory care unit in a nursing home had fallen and might have […]

Image Gently: Getting It Right

Authors: Donald P. Frush, MD and Keith J. Strauss, MS This is the second Image Gently® column in the series alternating with Image Wisely® [1. Material in ensuing columns will continue to include topics such as dose management, educational activities, and the impact of the Image Gently Alliance. However, it is also valuable to revisit […]

Image Wisely: The Beginning, Current Status, and Future Opportunities

Authors:  William W. Mayo-Smith, MD and Richard L. Morin, PhD In 2007, the ACR convened a blue-ribbon panel to discuss the issue of radiation exposure during medical imaging. The panel produced a white paper with 33 specific recommendations to optimize the amount of ionizing radiation used in diagnostic medical imaging [1. In 2009, a joint […]

The Image Gently Think A-Head Campaign: Keep Calm and Image Gently

Authors: Donald P. Frush, MD and Mathew P. Lungren, MD, MPH Pediatric caregivers are often challenged while engaging parents and other family members in the setting of a child’s medical illness, a scenario often complicated by anxiety, lack of information, urgency, uncertainty, lack of control, and surrogate decision making [1. There are few situations more […]