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International Pediatric Radiology Congress - Radiation Protection Summit and Pediatric Ultrasound Summit

IPR LONDON 2011

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The International Paediatric Radiology Congress, which is held every tenth year in Europe, is coming to London from the 27th 31st May 2011, at the Metropole Hilton Hotel. This event is being organised by the joint societies of Paediatric Radiology, the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and supported by the Asian Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Image Gently, SNM Launch Initiative to Standardize Radiation Dose in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY) -- Washington, DC — The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s Board of Directors, recently approved new North American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children. These societies have expanded their pediatric radiation protection initiative by standardizing doses (based on body weight) for 11 nuclear medicine procedures commonly performed in children. The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 11, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

GE improves Pediatric Imaging



(GENERAL ELECTRIC) -- See how GE is improving pediatric imaging. From their website, we can see a new program introduced by GE which aims to make imaging less scary for pediatric patients.



From GE Reports Website:



Pediatric design turns scary MRIs into ‘Adventures’



Even for adults, getting an MRI can sometimes be an intimidating experience. For children, it can be downright scary — with many having to be sedated…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Negative Perception of Pediatric Radiology May Explain Workforce Shortage (RSNA)

(RSNA News) -- According to a latest Socioeconomic feature article in the December 2009 Issue of RSNA News, there may be a negative perception of pediatric radiology among residents. Misguided residents? Possibly. Read more at RSNA.org --



The perception that pediatric radiologists earn less money and are more limited in where they work were among the deterrents named by radiology residents surveyed in a recent study analyzing the persistent workforce shortage in the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 6, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Image Gently™ Campaign Expands to Include Interventional Radiology

Image Gently™ Campaign Expands to Include Interventional Radiology



The Image Gently™ campaign has developed easily accessible online teaching materials and checklists to help interventional radiology providers use the lowest dose necessary to perform interventional procedures on children. Interventional physicians, medical physicists, and radiologic technologists are encouraged to visit the Image Gently Web site (www.imagegently.org) to review these important materials and factor the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 25, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

IMAGE GENTLY CAMPAIGN NAMED TO ASSOCIATIONS ADVANCE AMERICA HONOR ROLL

IMAGE GENTLY CAMPAIGN NAMED TO ASSOCIATIONS ADVANCE AMERICA HONOR ROLL



(JUNE 22, 2009) – The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has been named to the 2009 Associations Advance America Honor Roll in recognition of its Image Gently campaign.



The award, sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAO), recognizes the ways nonprofit associations improve the quality of life in America. It honors innovative programs in education, skills… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 22, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

New Study reinforces the power of CT to help answer questions in child abuse

A study published recently in the October issue of Pediatrics suggests that there might be many clinical markers that can help in distinguishing abusive from non-abusive head trauma particularly in young children. In this study the researchers from Japan compared characteristics of both abusive and non-abusive head trauma where computed tomography was widely and more easily available.



Dr. Takeo Fujiwara from the National Institute of Public Health in Saitama, Japan and his colleagues… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 4, 2008 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Medical Physicists Key to “Image Gently™” Success Campaign aimed at prudent pediatric imaging continues strong national push

Medical Physicists Key to “Image Gently™” Success Campaign aimed at prudent pediatric imaging continues strong national push



Since the Jan. 22 inauguration of the Image Gently™ campaign, the message from the four charter members of the Alliance for Safety in Pediatric Imaging — the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the ACR, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine — has been directed at the nation’s radiologists and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 26, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

More Than 1,000 Imaging Providers Pledge to “Image Gently”

More Than 1,000 Imaging Providers Pledge to “Image Gently”



Since the Jan. 22 launch of the “Image Gently” campaign (www.imagegently.org), more than 1,000 imaging providers, representing more than 800 facilities nationwide, have taken the Image Gently pledge to reduce the radiation dose estimate used in the performance of computed tomography (CT) scans on children.





The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging launched… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2008 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

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