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March 6, 2012 CRS Meeting!

posted Mar 2, 2012, 7:22 AM by Cincinnati Radiation Society ‎(CRS)‎   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 7:24 AM ]

Cincinnati Radiation Society of the Health Physics Society


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Marilyn J. Goske, M.D., is the Corning Benton Endowed Chair for Radiology Education and staff radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. With special expertise in ultrasound and gastrointestinal imaging, Dr. Goske is a nationally-recognized pediatric radiologist primarily focused on medical and web-based education for pediatric radiology residents and fellows.  She is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).  As former president of SPR, she is the founder and chair of the national Image Gently campaign focusing on using kid-sized imaging, rather than adult-sized, for children in the United States.  This international campaign brings together 50 organizations representing more than 600,000 imaging specialists who are involved in pediatrics, radiology, physics and radiology technology.  Dr. Goske has written and presented extensively on subjects relating to professional standards of practice and patient care in radiology and has been published in  of books, scientific journals and on-line publications. She currently is a reviewer for Pediatric Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Dr. Goske earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Conn., in 1977. She completed a residency in diagnostic radiology, served as chief resident and completed her fellowship in pediatric radiology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., an affiliate of The University of Rochester.  Dr. Goske also completed a fellowship in medical education in 2005 at The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine’s Division of Education in Cleveland, Ohio. While at the Cleveland Clinic she and Dr. Janet Reid, her associate, developed a comprehensive Web-based pediatric radiology curriculum that is widely used by radiology residency programs throughout the United States.


Benefits of medical imaging that use ionizing radiation are well known. However, there is concern that growing use may place children at increased risk for cancer later in life. Dr. Goske’s talk discusses the reasons behind the concern, the relative risk from different imaging studies and provides an update on a new patient specific dose estimate for CT.  Computerized tomography is one of the greatest medical innovations in this century. CT scan’s capability to “see” inside the human body quickly and painlessly has helped revolutionize medical care throughout the world.  Yet, recent reports of medical error indicate that overdose from CT scans does occur.  It behooves the medical community to act aggressively to lower radiation dose during medical imaging. Children are more susceptible to changes in their cells from a given dose of radiation compared to adults.  Another key difference between adults and children is that children have more remaining years of life during which radiation-induced cancer could develop.  Finally, we know from phantom or simulation studies that if a child has a CT scan using an adult technique, the child’s dose is greater.  This talk will discuss imaging risk and the role of the Image Gently campaign in informing medical professionals what they can do to promote radiation protection for children locally. Image GentlySM is an education and awareness campaign to promote radiation protection for children worldwide. Sponsored by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, a consortium of more than 64 groups that represents over 800,000 health care professionals, the campaign hopes to change practice locally.     www.imagegently.org


In conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to understand the factors in the United States that have led to the concern regarding medical imaging and radiation in children, understand the basic risk associated with performance of CT scans, and identify factors that make children more susceptible to radiation compared to adults.  Furthermore, the audience will be able to review imaging tests and their relative radiation dose, discuss the AAPM new patient dose estimate, SSDE, as well as discuss the Image Gently campaign and list resources for parents and physicians with questions regarding radiation dose and imaging studies in children.

Cincinnati Radiation Society (CRS),
Mar 2, 2012, 7:22 AM