When it comes to imaging in pediatric patients, the safety mantra “as low as reasonably achievable” is particularly important. Imaging studies play an important role in diagnosis and and treatment, but some scans expose patients to radiation. Paying close attention to radiation dose and finding ways to minimize exposure is particularly important for children whose conditions require repeated studies over the years.
In this Radiology Today article, pediatric imaging experts from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) talk about the importance of dose reduction and what the Hospital is doing to ensure safer scans for kids. CHOP’s Department of Radiology is committed to reducing patients’ exposure to radiation and is a long-time leader in the movement toward safer scanning for children.
A multidisciplinary committee at Children’s Hospital focuses specifically on reviewing protocols and advancing techniques, with the goal of reducing radiation and improving outcomes for pediatric patients.
Read the article to learn more about the team's efforts to keep radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable.