Imaging Children

The challenges and key factors that affect success in pediatric imaging

Jana Schlütter |  08.11.2015

Pediatric imaging presents specific challenges that range from reducing X-ray doses as much as possible to creating an anxiety-free environment during imaging procedures. Innovative concepts and new technologies can help address these challenges.

 


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1MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.

2At the time of publication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared ultrasound contrast agents only for use in LVO. Check the current regulation for the country in which you are using this system for contrast agent clearance.

3https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02204917

4http://imagegently.org. Accessed 5 July 2015

5DL Miglioretti, E Johnson, A Williams et al. (2013) The Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatrics and the Associated Radiation Exposure and Estimated Cancer Risk. JAMA Pediatr 167:700-7

6D Jackson, K Atkin, F Bettenay et al. (2015) Paediatric CT dose: a multicentre audit of subspecialty practice in Australia and New Zealand. Eur Radiol. 2015 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]

7MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.

8MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.

9Sze RW et al. (2014) The Economic Value of a Child Life Program for non-sedated MR Imaging. Children’s National Health System, Washington.

10Jewett EA, Anderson MR, Gilchrist GS (2005) The Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce: Public Policy and Forces for Change. Pediatrics 116:1192-1202; Heller RE (2013) The 21st-century radiology department: lessons from the pediatric section. Pediatr Radiol 43:536-8

11http://www.drg.de/de-DE/1171/historie-und-visionen-der-gesellschaft-fuer-paediatrische-radiologie

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