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The Global Pediatric Radiologist Wave for IDoR 2015: LET'S CELEBRATE!





  



FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT  

 

  

Around the world in 24 hours, Pacific coast to Pacific coast: here's our Global Pediatric Wave in its full glory!

Pediatric radiologists celebrating their passion for their work, their departments and the International Day of Radiology 2015, theme pediatrics, in Australia, Philippines, India, Juwait, Israel, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Spain, England, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, South West Nigeria, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Canada, coast to coast in the USofA and Hawaii.

THANK YOU to Prof. Erich Sorantin, Mr. Alex Kolli and the team in Graz, Austria, for this fantastic idea and all the webwork. Over 70 photos submitted! 
(Should anyone wish to make changes to his/her picture's details: kinderradiologie@klinikum-graz.at)


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT - click here


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT - click here


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT - click here


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT - click here


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER - THE GLOBAL WAVE ROLLED OUT - click here




IDoR Video and photo contests


The winners of the awards for the most liked videos and photo submitted for the WFPI’s contest for IDoR2015 

The award for the attending video with most likes (296 likes) goes to…. Prof. Erich Sorantin and his team at University Hospital Graz - Austria. Link to this video is http://youtu.be/8dyWL6aKlE8


The award for the trainee video with most likes (205 likes) goes to….. Ray Somcio MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas, USA. Link to this video is http://youtu.be/kleCnZUunSU

The award for the most liked photograph submitted for the WFPI IDoR photo contest goes to Ronald Cohen from Oakland Children’s Hospital for his photograph of his grandson, Ben captioned : It is never too early to start reading to your children! (Suggested alternative via Facebook comments: "Hey Dad, can't I download this on my IPad?") This can be seen at https://goo.gl/dQ9lM8



 

HERE'S THE COMPLETE ENTRY PLAYLIST - THEY ARE ALL FANTASTIC! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED, WE WILL ENJOY THEM FOR A LONG TIME TO COME

What does an ideal pediatric radiology fellowship looks like? (Toronto Hospital for Sick Kids)

Who is a paediatric radiologist?  ( University Hospital Motol, Czech Republic)

My daughter, why I became a pediatric radiologist  (Dr. Ray Somcio, Texas Children's)

What our young patients think of pediatric radiology (Prof. Erich Sorantin, Graz, Austria)

Radiology of NEC in neonates (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital,South Africa).

A video celebrating IDOR 2015 and Pediatric Imaging from Paco Galvez and the Asociación Española de Técnicos en Radiología (AETR). Look out for the horse!! 

Staff and families at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC wish everyone a very happy IDOR 2015. 

 

 

"It's never too early to start reading to your children" (Dr. Ronald Cohen) [See this photo on Facebook or Twitter]


We've come a long way baby! Children's National Medical Center is celebrating the history of pediatric ultrasound with this amazing #IDoR2015 poster! [See this photo on Facebook]


Pedatric Imagers start at a young age in the US of A! Fun poster from friends at Children's National Medical Center [See this photo on Facebook]

Children's National Medical Center teaching us to #ImageGently when using CT to diagnose and care for pediatric patients [See this photo on Facebook]


 

For more great #IDoR 2015 posters from Children's National, click here

 

SUBMITTED AFTER VOTING CLOSED BUT THEY ARE SO WELCOME WE WANT TO SHARE THEM ALL FAR & WIDE ANYWAY!

Clowning around? Fun video featuring a clown in a pediatric radiology department from Servicio de Radiologia Hospital Universitario Infantil Niño Jesús Madrid Spain

This is the celebrations of International Day of Radiology featuring Brother Bear at the Royal Children`s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

A beautiful sights & sounds of Argentina - country and pediatric radiology! Video from Hospital Garrahan, Argentina for #IDoR2015

 

Beautiful capture of a baby's yawn!! ‪#‎idor2015‬ by Rashim Kamra, Melbourne, Australia [Click here to see this image on Facebook]

Say cheeeeeese....
Submission for IDOR 2015 photo contest  
[Click here to see this image on Instagram]

 


 

Radiopaedia/WFPI Cases

Radiopaedia.org is a free educational radiology resource with one of the web's largest collections of radiology cases and reference articles. 

In the run up to IDoR 2015, WFPI and Radiopaedia teamed up to host a selection of interesting pediatric cases from around the world via Radiopaedia’s massive social media outlets (371k and 15.3k people respectively… see here) and our own website, social media and Figure1 feeds.



All cases accumulated, over IDoR week we reached over 2 million people: wooo hooo!)

Radiopaedia also issued a playlist of pediatric radiology cases for teaching purposes



FOR THE FUTURE: MORE PEDIATRIC SUBMISSIONS INVITED! 

HOW TO SUBMIT CASES TO RADIOPAEDIA 

Cases need uploading directly onto the Radiopaedia site - please use the hashtag #WFPI from now on so we can find the case. 

You will be acting on WFPI's behalf, and we called for interesting pediatric cases from ANYONE! 

 

 

A handy "how to" guide to uploading can be found on Radiopaedia's home page ("Add Case" button). And  here's a link to a YouTube explaining how to upload a case to Radiopaedia with ease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEjQTAbMwo

  

How to upload a stack:

 

This is an important step in the process that the Radiopaedia youtube video does not elaborate on (pertains to singe image upload). Here's the process, summarized:

  • Step 1: Convert the DICOM stack you have to JPEG (I used Osirix and created a folder in the shared dropbox folder with the entire series).
  • Step 2: Select the key images that you would like in the uploaded stack. In the case you sent me, you could every second image and still maintain the quality of the case. (They suggest having only 70 images per sequence, but I managed to upload all the 176 image in the series you sent me).
  • Step 3 (most critical step!): Compress the files by zipping them- to do this follow these steps:

    • Mac OSX: highlight images, right click and select 'compress'
    • Win: highlight images, right click and 'send to archive'
    • Take care to make sure the images are sequentially numbered, preferably with leading zeros (although this is not mandatory) as follows: 
imagename001
imagename002
imagename003
...
imagename010
imagename011

It is worth keeping in mind that the first image within a stack is used as the thumbnail image by default, and that often this will not be a good representation of the pathology. It is often helpful to, after saving the case, select a different key image 

  • Step 4: Under the upload section where it asks you to "choose file", Choose the archive.zip file and upload that as the stack of images and it should all work.The best 20 cases will be selected by WFPI and Radiopaedia to highlight during the IDoR celebrations. 
 

  

 

EXAMPLES OF THE FORM CASES AND SUBMISSIONS SHOULD TAKE, using Radiopaedia/ASNR examples:

 

  • Facebook Post: click here
  • Imagesclick here
  • Findings: Currently offline for this case (as it was an ASNR15 special) but would be in a similar format to other Radiopaedia cases such as this: click here

IDoR books

Each year, an online book (free download) is produced on the IDoR theme. Steered by the European Society of Radiology, click here to see past publications.

THIS YEAR, Drs. Catherine Owens, Owen Arthurs and Katharine Halliday have edited the IDoR pediatric imaging book on behalf of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology. Authors include an international group of pediatric imaging leaders (coordination facilitated by Dr. Dorothy Bulas). 

If you would like a pdf version of this book for printing, contact here

  

IDoR celebrations from around the world

Radiologists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center hosted an IDoR 2015 ‘Grand Rounds’ session on the popular medical image sharing platform Figure 1, at 8pm EST on November 8. They posted some of their most compelling radiology cases on the app every 10 minutes over the course of an hour. They also co-hosted a tweet chat on the future of pediatric radiology immediately afterwards. 

 

TUNISIA

Prof. Hassan Gharbi and radiologists in Tunisia published a report in Tunisia's biggest daily newspaper, La Presse, on November 7th dedicated to IDoR 2015: "Radiologie pédiatrique: l'enfant n'est pas un petit adulte" (click on La Presse image below) and were hosted on the Tunisian National Chanel for a one hour TV presentation on 20th November. 


Here's the TV links

Part I: Prof. Hassan Gharbi presents the history of the Tunisian Society of Radiology, created in 1952, and the Tunisian Pediatric Radiology - in Arabic

Part 11 of the National Tunisian TV  program,  dedicated  to Tunisian Children Hospital Radiology Department presented by Prof. Ibtissem BELLAGHA , current head of the Department of radiology -  in Arabic



 

LATIN AMERICA 

 

 

FAARDIT, an WFPI member organization (see here), presented 

1) an Update Virtual Course in Pediatric Chest 
http://www.faardit.org.ar/index.php?lang=es&op=cursos&op2=cursotoraxpediatrico



2)  XX Antioqueño Seminary - Medellín Colombia ¨Pediatric Imaging" http://www.acronline.org/Portals/0/Eventos/Programa_XXSeminario2015.pdf

 

 


  

UGANDA 

The Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging (USOFARI) organized a professional annual conference for all radiation users and imaging personnel including radiologists, radiographers, and medical physicists, sonographers, imaging technologists, radiotherapists and equipment suppliers on the 7-8th November 2015 (pre-conference workshop on the 6th). The theme of the conference:'Paediatric Imaging’. Clinicians from non-imaging specialties attended.

Seizing the IDoR moment, the organizers launched the AFROSAFE Ugandan Chapter 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • To indicate gaps in current approaches to radiation protection during paediatric imaging.
  • To identify tools, imaging protocols and techniques to optimize radiation protection during Paediatric CT examination in keeping with current recommended standards. 
  • To discuss role of other imaging modalities like ultrasound and MRI in optimizing radiation during Paediatric imaging.
  • To discuss Paediatric diagnostic imaging and justification.
  • To discuss dose optimization in pediatric intervention radiology
  • To emphasize on appropriateness, justification and clinical imaging guidelines for Paediatric imaging. 
  • To discuss appropriateness of clinical imaging involving NM and non-ionizing radiation procedures. 
  • To outline possible medical radiation accidents and incidents during pediatric imaging.
  • To discuss safety, education and training for pediatric imaging.
  • To understand the patients’ viewpoint on safety and protection during radiology 

Guest Speakers
Prof. Kimberly Applegate IAEA
Dr. Maria Del Rosario Perez WHO
Dr. Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier WHO
Prof. John Scheel University of Washington

[Submitted by Dr. Gladys Mwango, WFPI Council AfSPI representative]

 


KENYA

In Kenya, the Kenya Association of Radiologists (KAR) and the Society of Radiographers in Kenya (SORK) held a joint Radiology Week running from 31st October to 6th November at the Kenyatta National Hospital (image right). A series of activities were planned including medical camps, discussions on radiation safety using both print and electronic media, a one-day symposium and sensitization walk. The activities were geared towards enhancing the clinicians’ knowledge on the bio-effects of radiation and to increase public awareness on the role of radiation in medicine. Other thematic issues discussed included justification of radiation in medicine, pediatric safety in imaging, optimization of image quality, safety in radiological equipment and facilities, and emergency preparedness in Radiation Medicine.  The goal of the Radiology week was to create awareness on the safe use of Radiation, promote use of imaging and therapeutic protocols and reduce inappropriate imaging. 

The event cummulated with the launch of the AFROSAFE Operational Matrix, to be circulated to the rest of Africa: HERE IT IS  


The Radiology Week was followed by a regional IAEA technical cooperation workshop on “Optimization of Pediatric Imaging”. Held on 9th – 13th November 2015, it included participants from east and southern Africa. Scheduled activities included discussions on BSS, DRL and the pediatric patient, practical demonstrations on how to measure doses in radiography, fluoroscopy and CT, how to perform dose audits and risk communication in pediatric imaging. The goal was for country representatives to develop country action plans for implementation and form a significant spring board to promote both pediatric imaging and child-safety measures for use during radiation-based imaging in the region.

[Submitted by Dr. Gladys Mwango, WFPI Council AfSPI representative]


 

South Africa

For IDoR 2015, the South African Society of Paediatric Radiology (SASPI) focused on Education in Paediatric Imaging and planned many activities to commemorate the event.

In collaboration with SASPI, the South African Journal of Radiology published a special issue dedicated to paediatric imaging. It received an overwhelming response from our local and international colleagues keen to contribute; the publication became available in November 2015.

The second major SASPI activity planned for IDOR was a series of paediatric imaging educational webinars in collaboration with the Radiological Society of South Africa and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). SEE HERE

[SASPI would like to seize this opportunity to thank the members of the WFPI for their assistance in the review of the publications for the special issue SAJR  as well as to Professor Kassa Darge in initiating and arranging the webinars from CHOP.]

As an additional IDoR activity incentive, SASPI offered a prize of R5,000 to the department with the most creative activity promoting education in Paediatric radiology.  SEE BELOW

SASPI's goal to broaden education and strive for excellence in paediatric imaging will result in the next SASPI/ RSSA paed imaging congress to be held at the Spier estate from November 6th-8th 2016. SASPI has an esteemed panel of local and international speakers and in its efforts to promote safe imaging it will also include special sessions that will be dedicated to Image Gently and radiation protection in children.

[Submitted by Jaishree Naidoo, President SASPI, Vice Secretary WFPI Council]

THE RESULTS OF SASPI'S COMPETITION.... 

The prize of R5000 for the 2015 SASPI IDoR Competition is awarded to the Mitchells Plain Department of Radiology  who embarked on a fantastic campaign to raise awareness amongst patients, caregivers and hospital staff, and to promote radiation protection. See their educational pamphlets (attached) and view their presentation at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5FVoQmD7aiGWGFUaUtKRTdkLVk/view?usp=docslist_api

We congratulate our winners and thank all contributing departments for their entries. It was an extremely tough decision to make! Ultimately, the entries were judged on originality, promotion of paediatric imaging education and radiation safety.

The runner-up was the University of Stellenbosch (Tygerberg) Department of Radiology, who's registrar body organised a departmental family fun walk / run. Flyers and banners were printed, kids painted their faces and hands (to correspond with the logo) and a light brunch was enjoyed by all afterwards. It looked like great fun! See their impressive video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/r-L5gtsn-PI

The competition entries were as follows: 
1. University of Stellenbosch (Tygerberg) Dept of Radiology - Fun Run / Walk video: https://youtu.be/r-L5gtsn-PI

2. Mitchell's Plain Dept of Radiology - Pamphlets (in dropbox file here) and PowerPoint presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5FVoQmD7aiGWGFUaUtKRTdkLVk/view?usp=docslist_api
3. Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital Dept of Radiology - Photo collages (examples below and in dropbox here
4. Baragwaneth Hospital Dept of Radiology - Campaign (see dropbox here)
5. Wits (combined CMJAH and Bara) - Radiation protection video - Wits Paediatric radiology video.mp4
​6. Jena University Hospital, Germany Dept of Radiology - Document (see dropbox here) and YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJTLySUJXJ8 (Presentation of the pediatric radiologic department) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlGvIO6VsNk&feature=youtu.be (Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3IXc68CmSY (MRI compatible incubator)


Photos from South Africa as IDoR celebrations rolled out
[L: Red Cross Memorial Children's Hospital, R: Paediatric Radiology Dept, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Johannesburg]


 


SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

The Society of Pediatric Imaging in Nigeria (SPIN), in conjunction with the Association of Radiologists in Nigeria (ARIN) South-West zone and the department of Radiology UCH Ibadan, Radiology Nurses, Radiation Oncologists,  and Nuclear Therapists hosted 2015 IDOR celebrations in Ibadan, Nigeria. 
The celebrations aimed to underscore the role of paediatric imaging and promote the appropriate and safe use of radiation in children. 
The week-long activities included:
• Proclamation of IDOR celebration on Wednesday, 4th of November, 2015 at 11am by the Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
• TV  and Radio Interviews
• Pre-symposium BMI and counseling for children which will run before and during the symposium
• A Symposium on ‘Lifesaving impact of medical imaging and radiation oncology on children's health care in Nigeria’ scheduled on Wednesday 11th of November (for logistics reason), 2015 in the Paul Hendrickse lecture theatre UCH Ibadan at 11am.
Topics and speakers:
a. The role of paediatric imaging in childhood tumours – Dr Biobele Brown, consultant Paediatrician.
b. The role of imaging in new-born care – Dr Abimbola Akindolire, Consultant Neonatologist.
c. The role of Radiation Oncologists in the management of childhood tumours – Dr A. Adenipekun, Consultant Radiation Oncologist. 
d. The interplay of paediatric surgery and imaging – Dr. O. Ogundoyin, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
e. ‘Above all, do no harm’ – Dr Omolola. M. Atalabi, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
Other activities included quiz competition during the program and cutting of IDOR cake.
The audience was made up invited guests, school children, and members of hospital staff. 

 

We had fun and we celebrated our profession!

[submitted by Dr Omolola Atalabi, President, SPIN and 2015 IDOR LOC, Chairperson]

 

The celebrations in UHC Ibadan, South West Nigeria

 

Cutting the IDoR cake!


  

CHILDREN'S NATIONAL HOSPITAL, WASHINGTON DC

Activities included:

  • A poster contest by department with posters by each section posted throughout the hospital during the tech week
  • Special Grand Rounds celebrating IDoR for the hospital with CME
  • On Nov 5th the mayor of Washington DC signed an IDoR proclamation and the Council adopting a resolution recognizing the International Day of Radiology.

 

UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES 
Special Grand Rounds celebrating IDoR for the hospital with CME, with Prof. Ines Boechat (our founding President) speaking about pediatric radiology and presenting WFPI

 

   



FOR THE MANY, MANY OTHER INITIATIVES THAT ROLLED OUT IN CELEBRATION, see the IDoR page here  

 

FAARDIT, an WFPI member organization (see here), presents 

1) an Update Virtual Course in Pediatric Chest 
http://www.faardit.org.ar/index.php?lang=es&op=cursos&op2=cursotoraxpediatrico

2)  XX Antioqueño Seminary - Medellín Colombia ¨Pediatric Imaging" http://www.acronline.org/Portals/0/Eventos/Programa_XXSeminario2015.pdf


FAARDIT, an WFPI member organization (see here), presents 

1) an Update Virtual Course in Pediatric Chest 
http://www.faardit.org.ar/index.php?lang=es&op=cursos&op2=cursotoraxpediatrico

2)  XX Antioqueño Seminary - Medellín Colombia ¨Pediatric Imaging" http://www.acronline.org/Portals/0/Eventos/Programa_XXSeminario2015.pdf


 

FAARDIT, an WFPI member organization (see here), presents 

1) an Update Virtual Course in Pediatric Chest 
http://www.faardit.org.ar/index.php?lang=es&op=cursos&op2=cursotoraxpediatrico



2)  XX Antioqueño Seminary - Medellín Colombia ¨Pediatric Imaging" http://www.acronline.org/Portals/0/Eventos/Programa_XXSeminario2015.pdf



 

FAARDIT, an WFPI member organization (see here), presents 

1) an Update Virtual Course in Pediatric Chest 
http://www.faardit.org.ar/index.php?lang=es&op=cursos&op2=cursotoraxpediatrico



2)  XX Antioqueño Seminary - Medellín Colombia ¨Pediatric Imaging" http://www.acronline.org/Portals/0/Eventos/Programa_XXSeminario2015.pdf