TH-B-207B-01: Optimizing Pediatric CT in the Emergency Department



This imaging educational program will focus on solutions to common pediatric image quality optimization challenges. The speakers will present collective knowledge on best practices in pediatric imaging from their experience at dedicated children's hospitals. One of the most commonly encountered pediatric imaging requirements for the non-specialist hospital is pediatric CT in the emergency room setting. Thus, this educational program will begin with optimization of pediatric CT in the emergency department. Though pediatric cardiovascular MRI may be less common in the non-specialist hospitals, low pediatric volumes and unique cardiovascular anatomy make optimization of these techniques difficult. Therefore, our second speaker will review best practices in pediatric cardiovascular MRI based on experiences from a children's hospital with a large volume of cardiac patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1.To learn techniques for optimizing radiation dose and image quality for CT of children in the emergency room setting.
  • 2.To learn solutions for consistently high quality cardiovascular MRI of children