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Imaging in Paediatric trauma 05 Nov 2015

Imaging in paediatric trauma requires a sensitive approach and is dependent on the clinical scenario. This presentation will introduce the audience to the RCR guidelines on imaging in paediatric trauma and ensure the audience have confidence in applying the guidelines appropriately according to clinical need. Educational aims:
• Raise awareness of the RCR guidelines on imaging in paediatric trauma
• Emphasise the importance of limiting exposure to ionising radiation
Key points/conclusions:
• Children are not just small adults and need to be imaged appropriately whatever the setting

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Duration:20 mins

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Dr Caren Lades

Dr Caren Landes has been a Consultant Radiologist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust since 2006 and Clinical Lead for Radiology since 2012. Her expertise within paediatric radiology covers the full range of paediatric imaging including plain X-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, cross sectional imaging (CT and MRI) and nuclear medicine. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal radiology and trauma, in particular imaging in non-accidental injury. She is the radiology lead for the regular child protection, rheumatology, orthopaedic and skeletal dysplasia multidisciplinary meetings at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Landes is radiology trauma lead and was invited to contribute to the recently published Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) guidance on imaging in paediatric trauma. As a result of her expertise she receives regional and national referrals for review of musculoskeletal imaging from radiological and clinical colleagues with an emphasis on imaging in cases of suspected non accidental injury.