Pause and Pulse: Image Gently in Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopic procedures help us save kids' lives!Pause and Pulse

When we image patients, radiation matters!
Children are more sensitive to radiation.
What we do now lasts their lifetimes.

Image kids with care:

  • Pause and child-size the technique.
  • Use the lowest pulse rate possible.
  • Consider ultrasound or MRI when possible. 


Parent brochures developed by:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/ University of Cincinnati School of Medicine:
Robyn Gebhard, BS, lead 
Marilyn Goske, MD 
Shelia Salisbury 
Dianne Hater 
Catherine Leopard 
Steven J Kraus, MD 
Jan Warren, illustrations  

Fluoroscopy Resources

What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is similar to an xray of the body.  The difference is that an xray is a static picture, while fluoroscopy is more like an x-ray movie.  For example, in a chest xray, one can see an image of the heart; in fluoroscopy of the chest, the beating motion of the heart can be appreciated.





Fluoroscopy Writing Group

Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, FAAP, FACR, Chair
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt - Nashville, TN

Eileen Ahlswede, RTR, FASRT
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

Ishtiaq H. Bercha, MSc
The Children's Hospital - Aurora, CO

Jennifer K. Boylan, MA
The Society for Pediatric Radiology, IL

Michael J. Callahan, MD
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA   

Susan De John, MD
University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX

Marilyn J. Goske, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - OH 

Sue C. Kaste, DO
St Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis, TN

Ceela McElveny, ELS, CAE
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Albuquerque,  NM

Beverley Newman, MD, FACR
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Palo Alto, CA

Keith J. Strauss MS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - OH

Valerie L. Ward MD
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Daniel W. Young, MD
Children's Hospital - Birmingham, AL