Image gently campaign back to basics initiative: Ten steps to help manage radiation dose in pediatric digital radiography

Steven Don, Robert MacDougall, Keith Strauss, Quentin T. Moore, Marilyn J. Goske, Mervyn Cohen, Tracy Herrmann, Susan D. John, Lauren Noble, Greg Morrison, Lois Lehman, Bruce R. Whiting

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this review is to summarize 10 steps a practice can take to manage radiation exposure in pediatric digital radiography. CONCLUSION. The Image Gently campaign raises awareness of opportunities for lowering radiation dose while maintaining diagnostic quality of images of children. The newest initiative in the campaign, Back to Basics, addresses methods for standardizing the approach to pediatric digital radiography, highlighting challenges related to the technology in imaging of patients of widely varying body sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W431-W436
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume200
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Computed radiography
  • Digital radiography
  • Direct radiography
  • Exposure creep
  • Exposure reduction
  • International Electrotechnical Commission
  • Quality assurance

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