Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 421–421 | Cite as

Consensus statement on abusive head trauma: additional endorsements

  • Arabinda Kumar ChoudharyEmail author
  • Pilar Dies Suarez
  • Gil Binenbaum
  • Michael Guandalini
  • Timothy Cain
  • Catherine Adamsbaum
  • Michel Panuel
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors,

We are pleased to report that we have had an excellent positive response to the consensus document on abusive head trauma in infants and young children, published in the Pediatric Radiology journal [1]. We have received interest from multiple organizations who support our position and would like to endorse our consensus statement. These additional organizations are the Executive Committee of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica (SLARP), Société Francophone d’imagerie Pédiatrique et Prénatale (SFIPP), American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology (AOSPR) and Australian and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology (ANZSPR). These are added to previous endorsements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR), American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Norwegian Pediatric Association, Swedish Pediatric Society and Japan Pediatric Society, to combine for a total of 15 organizations endorsing our statement.

The consensus statement has been downloaded more than 5,000 times and at this writing was in the top 5% of all research ever tracked by Altmetric. At this writing the consensus statement was ranked No. 1 of 1,096 output from the Pediatric Radiology journal, tracked by Altmetric (

We hope our consensus statement makes a meaningful impact on the lives of young infants and children. We also hope our consensus statement clarifies issues and helps to guide clinical care providers, legal professionals, child care providers, news media and the general population. We encourage organizations interested in supporting and endorsing the consensus statement on abusive head trauma in young infants and children to reach out to us or to the editors of Pediatric Radiology.


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Conflicts of interest

Dr. Choudhary provides medical-legal expert work in child abuse cases.


  1. 1.
    Choudhary AK, Servaes S, Slovis TL et al (2018) Consensus statement on abusive head trauma in infants and young children. Pediatr Radiol 48:1048–1065CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital of Mexico Federico GomezMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Pediatric Ophthalmology Research, The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Paediatric RadiologyQueensland Children’s HospitalSouth BrisbaneAustralia
  5. 5.Medical ImagingRoyal Children’s Hospital MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  6. 6.Pediatric Radiology Department, AP-HP, Bicêtre HospitalParis-Sud UniversityLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  7. 7.UMR 7268 ADÉSAix-Marseille Université-EFS-CNRSMarseilleFrance

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