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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 409–412 | Cite as

Safety in pediatric MR and cardiac CT

Results of a membership survey of the Society for Pediatric Radiology – 2006
  • Sue Kaste
  • Fred Laningham
  • Madelyn Stazzone
  • Stephen D. Brown
  • Kathleen Emery
  • Beverley Newman
  • John Racadio
  • Judy Estroff
  • Paula Brill
  • Kenneth L. Mendelson
  • Thomas L. Slovis
  • Donald Frush
SPR

Introduction

The Safety Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) developed a survey addressing pediatric safety issues for MR and ECG gated and non-gated cardiac CT angiography examinations. The survey objectives were to (1) establish current practice patterns of society members and (2) provide a mechanism for developing subsequent safety practices and practice guidelines.

Methods

Following approval by the SPR Board of Directors, the 44-question safety practices survey was sent to the 88% (1,146/1,229) of SPR members with email addresses. Because multiple responses were possible for many questions, total responses for any given question might exceed 100%. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Results

The survey was completed by 11% (129) of the 1,146 members to whom it was sent.

Pediatric MR practices

Of the respondents’ institutions, 95% had MR unit(s) with a 1.5-T magnet, 33% units with a 3-T magnet, 7% units with a magnet of less than 1.5 T, and 2% units...

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Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Karen Schmitt and Sandra Gaither for their assistance in using Survey Monkey, members of the SPR Safety Committee for their input and scrutiny of the data and report, and the society members who participated in this survey.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Shellock FG (2006) Reference manual for magnetic resonance safety, implants, and devices. Biomedical Research Publishing Group, Los Angeles, CAGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue Kaste
    • 1
  • Fred Laningham
    • 1
  • Madelyn Stazzone
    • 2
  • Stephen D. Brown
    • 3
  • Kathleen Emery
    • 4
  • Beverley Newman
    • 5
  • John Racadio
    • 4
  • Judy Estroff
    • 3
  • Paula Brill
    • 6
  • Kenneth L. Mendelson
    • 7
  • Thomas L. Slovis
    • 8
  • Donald Frush
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesSt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. Louis Children’s HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyChildren’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnatiUSA
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital StanfordPalo AltoUSA
  6. 6.New York HospitalNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Children’s Hospital of the King’s DaughtersNorfolkUSA
  8. 8.Department of Pediatric ImagingChildren’s Hospital of MichiganDetroitUSA
  9. 9.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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