Computed tomography scanning in pediatric trauma: Opportunities for performance improvement and radiation safety

Charles W.Hartin Jr.,MD; Jeffery M.Jordan,MD, PhD; Seth Gemme, BS; Philip L. Glick,MD, MBA; Michael G.Caty, MD, MMM; Doruk E. Ozgediz, MD, MSc; Kathryn D. Bass, MD Abstract Background Recently, pediatric CT scanning protocols have reduced radiation exposure in children. Because evaluation with CT scan after trauma contributes to significant radiation exposure, we reviewed the CT […]

Choice of Tube Extremity for Emission of the Lowest Radiation Dose in Pediatric Patients

Abstract Aims To compare the dosage of radiation the thyroid and gonad glands receive in pediatric patients undergoing chest X-rays, in distinct positions, towards the goal of developing of an X-ray tube positioning protocol. Methods A randomized controlled clinical trial was carried out in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Institute of Cardiology/University […]

Utilization of a Radiation Safety Time-Out Reduces Radiation Exposure During Electrophysiology Procedures

Abstract Objectives This study sought to determine whether a radiation safety time-out reduces radiation exposure in electrophysiology procedures. Background Time-outs are integral to improving quality and safety. We hypothesized that a radiation safety time-out would reduce radiation exposure levels for patients and the health care team members. Methods The study was performed at the New […]

Simple Preoperative Radiation Safety Interventions Significantly Lower Radiation Dose During Central Venous Line Placement in Children

Purpose The purpose of this study was to reduce radiation exposure during pediatric central venous line (CVL) placement by implementing a radiation safety process including a radiation safety briefing and a job-instruction model with a preradiation time-out. Methods We reviewed records of all patients under 21 who underwent CVL placement in the operating room covering […]

Radiation Safety in Pediatric Interventional Radiology

By: Manrita Sidhu, MD, Keith J. Strauss, MSc, FAAPM, FACR, Bairbre Connolly, MB, Terry T. Yoshizumi, PhD, John Racadio, MD, Brian D. Coley, MD, Tara Utley, MRT, and Marilyn J. Goske, MD Radiation Effects in Children This past year, the National Council on Radiation Control and Measurements reported that medical radiation now accounts for almost […]

Radiation Safety in Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Manrita Sidhu, MD, Keith J. Strauss, MSc, FAAPM, FACR, Bairbre Connolly, MB, Terry T. Yoshizumi, PhD, John Racadio, MD, Brian D. Coley, MD, Tara Utley, MRT, and Marilyn J. Goske, MD Radiation Effects in Children This past year, the National Council on Radiation Control and Measurements reported that medical radiation now accounts for almost half […]