Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 38, Supplement 4, pp 633–638 | Cite as

‘Sleeping with the enemy?’ Expectations and reality in imaging children in the emergency setting

  • Donald P. FrushEmail author
  • Karen S. Frush


As an introduction to the ALARA conference titled “Building Bridges between Radiology and Emergency Medicine: Consensus Conference on Imaging Safety and Quality for Children in the Emergency Setting,” it is important for us to understand the landscapes of both the pediatric radiology and emergency medicine subspecialties. Recognizing potentially different practice patterns, including perspectives on pediatric care, as well as shared and sometimes unique professional pressures, can help us identify common concerns and problems and facilitate the development of strategies aimed at correcting these issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, 1905 McGovern–Davison Children’s Health CenterDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of PediatricsDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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