Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort, and Safety

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Program Summary

This Expert Forum will update the audience on recently published FDA guidance and the ongoing work of the Image Gently Alliance and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which continue to refine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric X-ray imaging.

Effective Date: October 22, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2020
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a webinar supported through by a grant from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objective

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Articulate the benefits of facility awareness in the Image Gently Alliance and the ACR Dose Index Registry.
  2. Evaluate the readiness of your radiology department to better serve the pediatric population.
  3. Make sound decisions when considering the acquisition of new technologies that are indicated for use with pediatric patients
  4. Develop a strategy to use the appropriate dose for pediatric patients while optimizing diagnostic quality.
  5. Correlate the recent advances in exposure surveillance and DR technologies to the improvements in pediatric patient comfort, safety and imaging outcomes.

No special educational preparation is required for this CE Activity!

Speakers

Steven Don, MD Steven Don, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Mallincrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Steven Don, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine. His clinical practice is at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

He recently retired from the Image Gently Steering Committee, where he co-chaired the CR/DR Committee. His current research interests include an NIH-funded study on the effects of noise in CT on observer performance. He is also developing an augmented reality and computer vision device to aid radiographers when taking radiographs, in collaboration with co-presenter Robert MacDougall, MSc, and Benoit Scherrer, PhD, both from Boston Children’s Hospital.

Robert MacDougall, M.Sc., Robert MacDougall, M.Sc.,
AAPM Task Group 252 Chair
Boston Children's Hospital

Robert MacDougall, M.Sc. is a diagnostic and nuclear medicine physicist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Mr. MacDougall is a graduate of the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and completed his residency in Diagnostic Medical Physics at Henry Ford Hospital.

His professional career has been focused on pediatric imaging, first at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and currently at Boston Children’s. Mr. MacDougall has contributed to the Image Gently Campaign for digital radiography and serves on the AAPM Pediatric Imaging Subcommittee as Chair of Task Group 252 and as a physicist liaison to the Society of Pediatric Radiology. His research focus is on the optimization of quality and safety in pediatric imaging, as well as novel image reconstruction techniques and augmented/virtual reality applications in radiology.

Gregg R. Cretella Gregg R. Cretella
National Manager, Image Quality
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Gregg Cretella is the National Director of Clinical Operations at Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Gregg supports a national team of across multiple specialties including general radiography, mammography, and clinical imaging problem rectification. He also manages the training and regulatory activities associated with new medical imaging products being introduced into the U.S. market.

Disclosures

Dr. Steven Don discloses that he has support from an NIH grant and is Co-founder of Vantage Medical Imaging

Robert MacDougall has nothing to disclose

Gregg R. Cretella discloses that he is employed by FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Accreditation

Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for one (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Operations Management and Asset Management.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CE Credits
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Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.