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Table 2 Radiation in paediatric imaging: current and future approaches (modified from ref. [23])

From: The risk of cumulative radiation exposure in chest imaging and the advantage of bedside ultrasound

  Current approach What we need
Patient
 Culture More (exams) is better Less (dose) is better
 Radiation history Absent Present
 Radiological informed consent Absent Present and informative
 Received dose in report Missing Mandatory
 Organ dose Ignored Considered
Doctor/scientist
 Optimizing dose Matter of investigation for physicists Preventing cancer
 Technology upgrading Focused on short-term costs Focused on long-term risks
 Radiological risk estimation Population-based Personalized
 Dose reading Offline, months later Online, real time