Written by : Karen Frangie - 11/05/16 - In Press releases and announcements
The new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) outlines the risk of pediatric imaging procedures and raise professional healthcare’s awareness on this topic. According to the report, it is important to communicate the following: “risks can be controlled and benefits maximized by selecting an appropriate procedure, and using methods to reduce patient exposure without reducing clinical effectiveness.”
Thus, a patient dose management solution such as « Radiation Dose Monitor « RDM » would be essential to control these risks in pediatric imaging and increase professional healthcare’s awareness. As testifies by Bouchra Habib Geryes, a medical physicist at Hôpital Universitaire Necker Enfants Malades (AP-HP, Paris’ hospital): “RDM’s customizable statistical analysis tools allow us to easily assess and monitor dosimetric data by exam type and by age or body mass index.”
According to Health Imaging – a leading news website that reflects the clinical, informatics and practice management considerations involved with medical imaging – it is necessary to provide patients and parents information about the risks of radiation exposure in order to improve pediatric radiological care.