Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
On the heels of the FDA’s recent announcement requiring more pediatric-friendly X-ray imaging devices, an article on AuntMinnie.com highlights the work of several pediatric imaging researchers in creating the Quality Improvement Registry in CT Scans in Children (QuIRCC).
The group of researchers working to develop QuIRCC hail from six hospitals: Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Primary Children’s Hospital, Utah. The team earned a grant from the Radiologic Society of North America in 2008 to build a registry identifying dose reference ranges for pediatric imaging.
Just don’t call them 'quirky': Researchers develop QuIRCC dose registry
The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) concluded the fourth and final day of its annual 2010 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference, which seeks to provide pediatric and general radiologists with the most up-to-date information on new treatments, technologies, scientific studies, and best practices in pediatric radiology, was held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. AuntMinnie's Pediatric Imaging website has a lot of conference coverage, and you can also access specific conference speaker handouts here.
Society for Pediatric Radiology Hosts Annual Meeting in Boston