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.Featured Articles
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+1.00 Credit
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+1.00 Credit
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
JACR Radiation Dose Optimization Roundtable: Leading experts discuss the importance of radiation dose optimization and present practical ways to decrease unnecessary radiation exposure while still maintaining the highest possible diagnostic quality. The value of dose reporting and the effects of recently enacted regulations are also discussed.