Safety in pediatric MR and cardiac CT
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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.
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.
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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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.
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