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.
To support all people involved in the CT patient journey, the Commission has partnered with Healthdirect Australia to establish a web page – www.healthdirect.gov.au/ctscansforkids, dedicated to hosting resources on CT scanning for children and young people, and includes sections for parents and carers, referrers, medical imaging providers, oral health care practitioners and patients
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.
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
Session 4 – Best practice, challenges and innovation
Session 5 – Questions and comments