EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Performed at one institution, Observational, Retrospective, Congenital, Radiation safety, Diagnostic procedure, Digital radiography, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Paediatric
V. Piagneri, D. Della Latta, T. Trapuzzano, C. L. Susini, P. Del Sarto, D. Chiappino
In cardiovascular pediatric intensive care unit, the x-ray of the chest is an essential tool, both in pre-surgery and after-surgery evaluation.
However pediatric patients have a higher risk of radiological damages compared to adults, becouse of their longer life expectancy and the greater radiosensitivity of organs and tissues.
Moreover these patients undergo, during hospitalization, further radiological investigations like hemodynamic studies and sometime CT exams.
This is the reasone why is necessary, for a good quality and safe clinical pratice in pediatric intensive care unit, to periodically review radiological protocols and to take under control the radiological exposure of the patients.