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Maximizing Dose Efficiency for Pediatric Patient Imaging
Radiographic imaging of pediatric patients presents a number of unique challenges compared to the imaging of adults. The increased radiation sensitivity of growing organs and bones, children’s longer expected life spans and the large range of body habitus encompassed by this patient demographic all mean that it’s not appropriate to use the same acquisition techniques and image-processing parameters used for adult imaging. The Image Gently campaign’s “Back to Basics” initiative encourages the use of pediatric-specific imaging practices and is completely consistent with the guiding principles in Carestream’s approach to addressing these important issues.