Can pediatric radiography be practiced appropriately in a hospital without a dedicated diagnostic imaging unit? A case study
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Original versionRadiography Open. 2019, 5 (1), . https://doi.org/10.7577/radopen.3618
Due to Norway’s population density, demographic scatter and topography, performing radiological examinations in children in the same unit as in adults is quite common despite international guidelines recommending use of dedicated pediatric radiology units. Children examined in non-dedicated pediatric facilities are therefore a unique patient group who requires special attention. This study investigates pediatric radiography practice at a small local hospital lacking a dedicated pediatric radiology department by comparing it with the ideals of good practice as stated by international agencies. The aspects analyzed are organization, radiation safety and optimization.