Pediatric Annals

Editorial 

Pay Attention to Radiation Doses

Stanford T. Shulman, MD

Abstract

Almost seven years have elapsed since Pediatric Annals devoted an issue to advances in pediatric radiology (or medical imaging, as it is frequently referred to today). James S. Donaldson, MD, Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the Earl J. Frederick Professor of Radiology at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, has organized seven articles that highlight areas of advances in this field, one that we as pediatric providers are heavily dependent upon. The areas reviewed include radiation protection and safety in pediatric imaging; fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; a very new and exciting area); MRI of the injured neonatal brain; positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in children, which combines these two modalities; imaging and interventional radiology of pediatric vascular anomalies; advances in CT; and imaging of suspected appendicitis.

Abstract

Almost seven years have elapsed since Pediatric Annals devoted an issue to advances in pediatric radiology (or medical imaging, as it is frequently referred to today). James S. Donaldson, MD, Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the Earl J. Frederick Professor of Radiology at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, has organized seven articles that highlight areas of advances in this field, one that we as pediatric providers are heavily dependent upon. The areas reviewed include radiation protection and safety in pediatric imaging; fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; a very new and exciting area); MRI of the injured neonatal brain; positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in children, which combines these two modalities; imaging and interventional radiology of pediatric vascular anomalies; advances in CT; and imaging of suspected appendicitis.

Almost seven years have elapsed since Pediatric Annals devoted an issue to advances in pediatric radiology (or medical imaging, as it is frequently referred to today). James S. Donaldson, MD, Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the Earl J. Frederick Professor of Radiology at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, has organized seven articles that highlight areas of advances in this field, one that we as pediatric providers are heavily dependent upon. The areas reviewed include radiation protection and safety in pediatric imaging; fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; a very new and exciting area); MRI of the injured neonatal brain; positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in children, which combines these two modalities; imaging and interventional radiology of pediatric vascular anomalies; advances in CT; and imaging of suspected appendicitis.

10.3928/00904481-20080601-04

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