August 29, 2009
Posted by Rathachai Kaewlai, M.D.
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has recently offered free materials on dose reduction for interventional radiology procedures, and patient education materials. These have been endorsed by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
"Treat kids with care:
Step lightly on the fluoroscopy pedal.
Stop and child-size the technique.
Consider ultrasound or, when applicable, MRI guidance."
On their website "ImageGently.org", slide presentations, checklists, outlines and patient brochures are available for free download.
Above image from www.ImageGently.org