Field Epidemiology

Image Gently: Radiation Exposure to Children from Medical Imaging – Is there a problem?

Originally presented on May 27, 2015

Dr. Marilyn Goske MD, FACR, FAAP
Co-Chair, Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

The use of Computer Tomography (CT), fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine diagnostic studies has increased over the years, making it the single largest contributor of the radiation dose to the population of the United States. Reports from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements have shown that many CT units are not optimized for pediatric imaging. This “Image Gently” webinar is designed to provide information to physicians on radiation exposure to children.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basics of radiation
  • Identify the factors which led to concern regarding medical radiation
  •  Explain practical tools available to promote radiation protection in your institution

Continuing Education Credits are expired for this activity. We encourage you to still take the evaluation as it helps towards planning future programs. Thank you!