13:04 CET
C 4 - Radiation protection in paediatric patients - same principles, different approach: use cases
EuroSafe Imaging Paediatric General Radiography (Radiographers) Physics in Medical Imaging
Wednesday, February 27, 14:00 - 15:00
Type of session: Coffee & Talk (open forum)
Topic: EuroSafe Imaging, Paediatric, General Radiography (Radiographers), Physics in Medical Imaging
Moderators: D. P. Frush (Durham/US), C. Granata (Genoa/IT)

14:00
Chairpersons' introduction (part 1)
D. P. Frush; Durham/US
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about tips for optimisation and radiation protection in children.
2. To become familiar with paediatric diagnostic reference levels (DRLs).
3. To understand the different approaches needed when dealing with children undergoing radiologic examinations.

14:03
Chairpersons' introduction (part 2)
C. Granata; Genoa/IT
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about tips for optimisation and radiation protection in children.
2. To become familiar with paediatric diagnostic reference levels (DRLs).
3. To understand the different approaches needed when dealing with children undergoing radiologic examinations.

14:06
Children are not small adults: tips for paediatric radiation protection in plain films and CT
E. Sorantin; Graz/AT
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about differences between children and adults during medical imaging.
2. To understand how to improve the ratio of benefit to risk in radiography and CT for children.
3. To be familiar with resources relevant for radiation protection of children during medical imaging.

14:14
Fundamentals of diagnostic reference levels in children
R. Seuri; Helsinki/FI
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about the European guidelines on DRLs for paediatric imaging (PiDRL).
2. To understand the role of the European paediatric DRLs in countries with no national paediatric DRLs.
3. To be aware of challenges and opportunities for DLRs over the next 5-10 years.

14:22
Optimisation of positioning of the paediatric patient
J. Grehan; Dublin/IE
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about the optimal techniques to reduce motion artefacts (i.e. immobilisation) in the radiology practice.
2. To know the most common devices for immobilisation in children.
3. To appreciate how correct positioning can improve image quality and reduce radiation exposure.

14:30
Open forum discussion
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