Approaches to promotion and implementation of action on Radiation Protection for children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Radiation Protection in Medicine conference, reviewed in this journal supplement, outlined nine strategies to promote radiation protection for patients. The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has focused its work on three of those areas: creating awareness of the need and opportunities for radiation protection for children; developing open-source educational materials for medical professionals and parents on this critical topic for improved patient safety and communication; and lastly, advocating on behalf of children with industry, government and regulatory bodies to improve equipment design and safety features, standardisation of nomenclature and displays of dose reports across vendor platforms that reflect the special considerations of children.

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Cited Authors

  • Goske, MJ; Applegate, KE; Bulas, D; Butler, PF; Callahan, MJ; Coley, BD; Don, S; Farley, S; Frush, DP; Hernanz-Schulman, M; Kaste, SC; Morrison, G; Sidhu, M; Strauss, KJ; Treves, ST; Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging,

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 141

PubMed ID

  • 21743076

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-3406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/rpd/ncr291


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England