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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May;200(5):W431-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9895.

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

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Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. dons@mir.wustl.edu

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.

PMID:
23617510
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.12.9895
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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