Pediatric Dose Optimization

Children are not just small adults, and they shouldn't be imaged as if they were. With decreased body mass, increased sensitivity to radiation and a longer lifetime window of opportunity for expressing the effects of radiation, dose optimization for medical imaging of children is critical.

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Dose Optimization in PET. Alan Siegel, MD, presents a comprehensive overview of the most significant dose issues in PET/CT, highlighting issues in effective dose and FDG dose standards with case examples and findings from recent clinical research.

Release date: 11/2012

Expiration date: 11/2013

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Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and Estimate of Secondary Cancers in the Era of High-Speed CT Scanning. This activity discusses the trend of increased CT imaging in the elderly population, ACR guidelines for minimizing radiation dose while maximizing diagnostic yield, and the risk-benefits of CT examination.

Release date: 4/2012

Expiration date: 4/2015

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Variation in Pediatric Head CT Imaging Protocols in Washington State. Following completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss the importance of CT scanning regimens, specifically for pediatric use; identify the risks of unnecessarily high radiation in diagnosing neoplasms; and evaluate the variability of imaging protocols among pediatric CT scans in Washington State.

Release date: 04/2011

Expiration date: 04/2014

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CT Imaging: Radiation Risk Reduction—Real-Life Experience in a Metropolitan Outpatient Imaging Network [PDF]

John O. Johnson, MD, Jon M. Robins, MD

Using the Internet for Image Transfer in a Regional Trauma Network: Effect on CT Repeat Rate, Cost, and Radiation Exposure [PDF]

Patrick T. Flanagan, MD, Annemarie Relyea-Chew, JD, MS, Joel A. Gross, MD, MS, Martin L. Gunn, MBChB

CT Dose Reduction Applications: Available Tools on the Latest Generation of CT Scanners [PDF]

Siva P. Raman, MD, Pamela T. Johnson, MD, Swati Deshmukh, MD, et al

Executive Dialogue: Low-Dose Imaging: Developing Radiation Management Programs

Posted with permission from the November 2012, Volume 86, Number 11 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks

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