Safety Issues in Pediatric Imaging

 
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Pause & Pulse

Alliance Organization Resources

Safety Resources

American College of Radiology page on safety and quality

National Quality Forum

ACGME

 

Joint Commission

Radiation Safety

MRI Safety

http://www.mrisafety.com  (resources to keep patients safe in the MRI environment, including a list of implantable devices, implants and other objects and their relative safety in an MRI scanner at different field strengths)

ALARA Meeting Journal References

  • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Oncology, volume 39, supplement 1, February 2009
  • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Building Bridges Between Radiology and Emergency Medicine, volume 38, supplement 4, November 2008
  • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Interventional and Fluoroscopic Imaging, volume 36, supplement 2, September 2006
  • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CR/DR - Dose Reduction in Pediatric Radiographic Exams, volume 34, supplement 3, October 2004
  • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CT - Intelligent Dose Reduction, volume 32, number 4, April 2002

 

Pediatric Radiologists

Where to find a Pediatric Radiologist?

Pediatric Radiology Departments

This map shows sites where SPR members (voluntarily) report they practice in the US and Canada. If you do not find a location near you marked on the map, a good place to consider is a local children's hospital. NACHRI - the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions hosts a search function on its website.    SPR members: If you would like your place noted on the map, contact the office to request.  This link is to the Wikipedia listing for Children's Hospitals in the US. This link is to the Wikipedia listing for Children's Hospitals in Canada

View SPR Find a Pediatric Radiologist in a larger map

Why Choose a Pediatric Radiologist?

 

Resources for Parents

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Definition of Safety: Safety involves the processes and strategies to avoid or minimize unnecessary risk to the patient. "First, do no harm.

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