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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 38, Supplement 4, pp 720–727 | Cite as

Potential risks in radiology departments

  • Marta Hernanz-SchulmanEmail author
ALARA: BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN RADIOLOGY AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE
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Abstract

Pediatric patients in the Emergency Department (ED) often need diagnostic imaging examinations. These range from radiographs to fluoroscopic procedures to CT and MRI. Each of these examinations requires transportation and hand-offs (transfer of patient to different health care workers), and each carries inherent risks of the procedure itself. The following material will examine a variety of common situations that involve interaction between patients from the ED and the radiology department and describe potential risks and methods through which these risks can be minimized.

Keywords

Adverse events Diagnostic imaging ED 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at VanderbiltVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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