Carolina Radiology works closely with our partners to create protocols for the imaging of pediatric patients. The goal is to keep exposure to medical radiation to the minimum level necessary to meet the diagnostic need. See our Medical Radiation Safety page for details.
The pediatric imaging protocols we develop are based on Image Gently, a widely-recognized set of guidelines for medical radiation safety for pediatric patients.
We also work closely with the medical physicists who maintain imaging equipment to ensure that dose management controls are properly calibrated so that the medical radiation exposure can be accurately adjusted to an appropriate level for children.