CT imaging in a large part of the world: what we know and what we can learn.

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Journal Article (Review)

This paper describes how cooperation among international organizations, as modeled in Europe, can work to improve imaging safety and standards for children throughout the world. This is demonstrated in the mechanisms employed in a large-scale multi-national study on CT imaging safety practices described elsewhere in this issue of Pediatric Radiology. Here we learn approaches through which CT safety standards have been achieved and the international resources available to help in standardizing safety practices in medical imaging. There are unique strengths of the approach in Europe, which has mandatory requirements on member states to facilitate strengthening of radiation protection. Most countries have national regulatory mechanisms for radiation protection in medicine. International organizations play a significant role in supporting projects in lower-resource countries such that a large proportion of radiologic professionals in low-resource countries are trained through assistance by these organizations. Many of these international organizations make it possible for professionals worldwide to download free training material. Collaboration among international organizations and the Image Gently campaign toward consensus with regard to radiation protection can go further than individual opinions in promoting a higher standard of radiation protection around the world.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rehani, MM

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 Suppl 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 511 - 514

PubMed ID

  • 25304713

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25304713

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00247-014-3045-6

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany