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Progress and challenges in CT education and advocacy

Video

Presenter: Prof. Kimberly E. Applegate, Mr. Dean Pekarovic, Ms. Henra Muller and Ms. Caren Swanepoel
Date of broadcast: 4 April 2017, 3 pm CET
Organized jointly with the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (the Image Gently Alliance).
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About the webinar

Significant progress has been made in radiation protection for children during the last decade. This includes increased awareness of the need for radiation protection for pediatric patients with international partnerships through the Image Gently Alliance.
This webinar discusses key areas of progress in pediatric CT optimization that include multiple collaborations with radiology and medical societies and regulatory bodies, the development of a CT dose index registry, and the development of a size-based patient dose correction factor by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. However, many challenges remain. These include the need for continued education and change of practice at adult-focused hospitals where many pediatric CT exams are performed; the need for increased emphasis on appropriateness of pediatric imaging and outcomes research to validate the performance of CT studies, and the establishment of national and regional diagnostic reference levels.

Learning objectives

  1. To present the key areas of progress in pediatric CT optimization.
  2. To stress the need for continued education with emphasis on appropriateness of pediatric imaging and improved performance of CT studies.
  3. To understand the approaches in optimization of pediatric CT protocols.

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