Interventional Radiology: What can I do as a Parent?

Be your child's advocate. If you know only one thing about imaging procedures in children, let it be that there is a growing awareness of the opportunities to lower and limit dose in medical imaging and intervention in children without compromising quality. Ask questions and then direct your pediatrician or radiologist to these pages.

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My Child’s Medical Imaging Record


For tracking the date and type of examination, and where the study was performed:

Helpful to both care-providers and parents: tracking the number of radiologic studies children are exposed to helps inform treating physicians of recent similar examinations, helping  them to decide if examinations are necessary. Tracking the number of examinations and the location where the images are stored can be helpful in alerting families and their care providers to the issue of radiation safety. Similar to an immunization record, use your choice of record size to record where and when a study was performed. This is particularly important when medical care is provided by a variety of physicians, emergency departments, and hospitals and can help decrease the number of repetitive examinations.