Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Supplement 1, pp 71–73 | Cite as

Controlling radiation exposure during interventional procedures in childhood cancer patients

  • John M. RacadioEmail author


Many pediatric cancer patients undergo multiple diagnostic and therapeutic radiologic procedures over the course of their illnesses and are therefore at high risk for radiation exposure. There are a variety of measures that radiologists can employ to reduce this risk. These include limiting the use of radiation whenever possible, using specific strategies to reduce radiation exposure during interventional procedures, using quality assurance programs to ensure compliance, and maintaining continuing staff radiation safety educational programs. Some of the diagnostic and therapeutic interventional radiologic procedures that are performed in pediatric oncology patients are discussed here, along with specific tips for managing radiation exposure.


ALARA Radiation exposure Pediatric oncology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Interventional RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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