Content and style of radiation risk communication for pediatric patients.


Journal Article

The diagnostic benefits of medical imaging, including CT, must be weighed against the risks of ionizing radiation and communicated effectively to patients. Health care providers requesting and performing these examinations have a shared responsibility for this risk-benefit discussion. Effective and balanced communication of these risks requires style as well as content mastery. Fundamentals of communication are similar for all patients, but special attention is needed in the pediatric setting.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Broder, JS; Frush, DP

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 238 - 242

PubMed ID

  • 24589396

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24589396

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-349X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.10.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States