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Parents in Radiology

Please be aware that if appropriately shielded, parents are allowed in room with their child while they are undergoing CT scans. Occasionally techs mention some policy, which does not exist, that parents are not allowed in. According to the email below from Dr. Rosenberg, this is not true. Today I was able to complete a non contrast Head CT on a 21 month old male without sedation. This clearly would not have been possible with the mother out of the room. Be aware that there is no policy against this.

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From: Rosenberg, Henrietta
Date: Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Subject: RE: CT
To: Adam Vella


If the parent is appropriately shielded, there is no reason why they cannot be in the room. However, having a parent present does not ensure patient cooperation when the patient is of an age when their behavior is likely unpredictable. What age and what type of CT study are you alluding to?


From: Adam Vella
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 4:53 PM
To: Rosenberg, Henrietta
Subject: CT

Hello Henrietta,

I have a quick question regarding radiology policy. Frequently having a parent in the room with the patient will allow us to complete a study without sedation. If the parent is wearing lead is there some problem with this? I have had multiple radiology techs say that their policy is that parent’s can’t be in the room. Clearly this is not family centered if it is the case. Can we address this from the pediatric perspective?


Written by reuben

April 4th, 2012 at 1:56 am

Posted in Peds,Radiology

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