EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Performed at one institution, Observational, Retrospective, Trauma, Radiation safety, Radiation effects, Ultrasound, CT, Paediatric, Abdomen, Action 7 - Radiation protection of children
G. SHARMA, S. Saxena, N. Chatterjee, A. KAUSHIK
Conclusion and recommendations
This study identified certain grey zones where a detailed discussion is required between the emergency department physician and the radiologist to define further course of diagnostic imaging, given the radiation sensitivity of paediatric population,  cost benefit ratio and the fact that most of the injuries are treated conservatively, hence the need to diagnose an otherwise low grade injury should not take precedence over radiation safety of the patient.
Another important conclusion of the study was that quality FAST examination would substantially reduce the need for a multiphasic computed tomography study. Better training and expanding the scope of this modality are important initiatives in radiation protection.
With this kind of collaboration between emergency physician and radiologist, we can ensure appropriate diagnostic approach and reduce radiation burden to our children.