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The European guidelines on quality criteria for diagnostic radiographic images in paediatrics contain four chapters. The first chapter concerns the updated lists of the quality criteria for conventional paediatric examinations of chest, skull, pelvis, full and segmental spine, abdomen and urinary tract for different projections and, where necessary, specific criteria for newborns. This first chapter defines diagnostic requirements for a normal, basic radiograph, specifying anatomical image criteria; indicates criteria for the radiation dose to the patient, as far as available, and gives an example for good radiographic technique by which the diagnostic requirements and the dose criteria can be achieved. The second chapter summarizes the analysis of the findings of the European wide trials and explains the updating of the quality criteria. The third chapter outlines a procedure for implementing and auditing the quality criteria; a model of the scoring tables and adapted questionnaires that have been developed during the evaluation of the trials are reproduced and can become tools for self-learning and performance checking. The fourth chapter presents thanks for cooperation and creative criticism.

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Authors: KOHN M M, Universität München, Dr von Haunersches Kinderspital (DE);SCHNEIDER K, Universität München, Dr von Haunersches Kinderspital (DE);MOORES B M, Integrated Radiological Services Ltd, Liverpool (GB);SCHIBILLA H, CEC Bruxelles (BE);TEUNEN D, CEC Bruxelles (BE);STENDER H St, Isernhagen (DE);STIEVE F E, Institut für Strahlenhygiene, Neuherberg (DE);WALL B (EDITORS), National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16261 EN (1996) 61pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7843-6
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