A doctor talks about: Radiation risk from medical imaging

There’s been a lot in the media lately about radiation exposure from medical imaging, and many of my patients are asking about it. They want to know if radiation from mammograms, bone density tests, computed tomography (CT) scans, and so forth will increase their risk of developing cancer. For most women, there’s very little risk […]

5 – 7 Mar 2018 in Vienna: Technical Meeting on Experiences with the Implementation of the Bonn Call for Action

In 2012, in Bonn, Germany, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine — Setting the Scene for the Next Decade. This conference, which was co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), resulted in the ‘Bonn Call for Action’ — a joint IAEA–WHO position statement setting forth ten […]

Image Gently Have-A-Heart Campaign

Authors:  Kevin D. Hill, MD, MS and Donald P. Frush, MD On May 7, 2017, the Image Gently Alliance launched its eighth major campaign seeking to enhance safe and effective use of ionizing radiation for medical imaging in children. The Have-A-Heart campaign’s focus was on medical imaging in children with congenital and acquired heart disease […]

Informed Imaging Improves Safety for Children

from Clinical Practice Today from Duke Health January 30, 2018 | By Lori Malone FIGURES 1 and 2: (1) A neonatal phantom is used to test the imaging equipment in Duke’s pediatric catheterization laboratory. (2) A chest X-ray from the phantom looks just like an X-ray from a baby because the phantom tissues are specially […]

Radiation dose management for pediatric cardiac computed tomography: a report from the Image Gently ‘Have-A-Heart’ campaign

Authors Cynthia K. Rigsby Sarah E. McKenney Kevin D. Hill Anjali Chelliah Andrew J. Einstein B. Kelly Han Joshua D. Robinson Christina L. Sammet Timothy C. Slesnick Donald P. Frush 01 January 2018 Abstract Children with congenital or acquired heart disease can be exposed to relatively high lifetime cumulative doses of ionizing radiation from necessary medical imaging procedures including radiography, fluoroscopic procedures including diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiology examinations, cardiac computed tomography (CT) […]