The following resources explain the risks and benefits of CT scans for children and young people and can be used by referrers, medical imaging providers and parents and carers.
The DIP 4 Kids App
The DIP 4 Kids App provides clinicians with guidance on paediatric imaging for over 20 common clinical conditions and injuries occurring in children and young people. It also includes information on the benefits and risks of CT scans that clinicians can share with parents or carers.
The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store – DIP 4 Kids or the Google Store – DIP 4 Kids.
Resources for parents and carers
Brochure – What you need to know about CT scans for children: resource for parents and carers
A3 Poster – Talk to your doctor about… Your child and CT scans
Brochure – Cone beam CT scans in oral health care for children and young people
Resources for referrers
Brochure – CT scans for children: information for referrers
Resources for Dentists
Poster – Talk to your dentist about… Your child and cone beam CT scans
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions – CT scans for children
Videos from the launch of the Reduction in Radiation Exposure to Children and Young People from CT Scans, National Workshop – Sydney, NSW – August 2015.
Session 1 – Welcome and opening
Session 2 – Radiation exposure to children and young people from CT scans
Session 3 – The resources unpacked – designing and delivering resources to enhance safety and quality in service delivery
- Dr Stephen Christley – Chair, Project Reference Group
- Dr Michael Brydon – Director of Clinical Operations, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Randwick and Westmead, NSW
- Dr Eleanor Chew – Chair of Council, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- David Collier – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Radiography
- Prof Richard Mendelson – Emeritus Consultant Radiologist, Clinical Professor, Royal Perth Hospital
- Andrew Bryant – Online Services Manager, Healthdirect Australia
Session 4 – Best practice, challenges and innovation
Session 5 – Questions and comments