Pediatric Radiologists

Resources for radiologists delivering pediatric radiology care with limited subspecialty educational opportunities

Leads: George Taylor/Sanjay Prabhu 
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General Resources

Saving the Starfish - What we do and Why


Pediatric Radiology Academy - YouTube


D'Allesandro curated content

  • Pediatric radiology websites developed by Michael D’Alessandro, M.D. University of Iowa College of Medicine, USA
  • Radiology ebooks - digital library to index all the free educational radiology ebooks and Apps in one place (curated by Michael D’Alessandro, M.D)
  • See also Michael D'Alessandro's tweets @pedsimaging on Twitter
    In Prof. D'Alesandro's own words:
    Provides a centralized and curated stream of the best pediatric radiology information I find on Twitter
    Provide links to newly discovered free radiology education resources I index at,, and
    Shares thoughts on the latest trends in the practice of pediatric radiology and in the field of radiology education.

Cleveland Clinic Curriculum

Stanford Lectures

Stanford's free lectures online in various areas: some of these tutorials are on functional MRI and diffusion imaging and are excellent. 

Online Ped Rad Community

On the Applied Radiology website:

Open Access Journal articles

OPEN ACCESS - Pediatric imaging issue of Journal of American Osteopathic College of Radiology (JAOCR), January 2015. Guest edited by Dr. Bernard Laya. ​Articles are divided into three sections: 1. Review articles, 2. ​ Case Reports, and 3. Viewbox articles.


Mini-Symposium - “World Federation of Pediatric Imaging: Outreach in the Developing World”. Issued May 2014

Coordinated and edited by Prof. Savvas Andronikou, this mini-symposium features a series of short commentaries and papers from pediatric radiologists around the world who are active in WFPI or in other outreach activities. In the words of Dr. Peter Strouse, Pediatric Radiology Editor, "As you read, you will be struck by the disparity between wealthy countries, where most of us live and work, and the developing world, where health care resources are sparse and help is needed. These disparities are even more striking if one considers the sheer number of children who live in underserved areas of the world."

This mini-symposium aims to expose the readership to the work of WFPI and related outreach activities and convey a greater sense of the needs, the opportunities that exist, the challenges ahead and the accomplishments to date. 

Above all, this international production reflects WFPI's primary purpose: communication and collaboration between pediatric imaging physicians via their organizations. This is the volunteer-based nucleus driving WFPI outreach forward. We hope our authors fuel its expansion, along with the ever-closer union on which our future work depends.  

Manuals and Books

  • International Maternal & Child Hospital Health Care textbook, David Southall /Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International/MCAI: Imaging chapter by Chapter Savvas Andronikou & Kieran McHugh; contents geared towards clinicians working in the field.

Free iBook: Little Book of Skeletal Dysplasias, Shawn Parnell & Michael Richardson:  click here 








Brazil e-health material, UERJ telehealth Centre and RADPED

SPR Meeting Archives - Electronic Posters


Communicating Radiation Risk

Worldwide, an estimated 3.6 billion diagnostic medical examinations, such as X-rays, are performed every year. This number continues to grow as more people access medical care. About 350 million of these are performed on children under 15 years of age.

Using radiation in medical imaging can save lives and prevent the need for more invasive procedures, but inappropriate use may lead to unnecessary and unintended radiation doses for patients. Because children are smaller and have a longer lifespan than adults their risk of developing radiation-induced effects is greater.

“If patients and families are not properly informed about the risks and benefits of an imaging procedure, they may make choices that are more harmful rather than beneficial to their health, such as refusing a CT that is needed or demanding a CT that is not justified,” says Dr Maria del Rosario Perez, a scientist with WHO’s Department of Public Health.

To improve safety WHO launched a Global Initiative on Radiation Safety in Health Care Settings in 2008 with the aim to mobilize the health sector towards safe and effective use of radiation in medicine. One key priority is to improve the communication of radiation risk in paediatric imaging to ensure an effective and balanced benefit-risk dialogue between health care providers, families and patients.

A free, downloadable WHO publication, “Communicating radiation risks in paediatric imaging: Information to support health care discussions about benefit and risk”, aims to help health-care providers communicate known or potential radiation risks associated with paediatric imaging procedures. The document provides several approaches to help medical professionals answer questions, like “How much radiation will my child receive?” and “How much medical radiation is too much?”

Core Practice - Abdomen

Abdominal X-rays

Paediatric Standardised Interpretation PowerPoint

Done in collaboration with:The Northern Scholl of Radiology, UK - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Liver, Biliary Tract, and Gall Bladder


Spleen and Peritineal Cavity


Female Genital Tract


Male Genital Tract


Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, and other Retroperitoneal Structures


Core Practice: Chest and Cardiac (under construction)



Chest Radiographs

Normal and pitfalls - CXR: Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, M.D. 

Paediatric Standardised Interpretation PowerPoints

Done in collaboration with:The Northern Scholl of Radiology, UK - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust



Lung, Pleura, and Chest Wall






HRCT in Diffuse Lung Disease

Esophagus and GI Tract


Quality Assurance Series

Quality Assurance in Pediatric Chest Imaging
Series from UCLA

Spanish translations: Prof. Goya Enriquez/Dr. Ramon Sanchez
Portuguese translations: Paolas Barros/Marcela Nicoliello/Luiz Eduardo Moraes Osório/Ines Boechat


Part 2 of the UCLA QA series (Questions)



Contact us if you would like the PPT or Wordversions of these files

Core Practice - Head, Neck and Spine (under construction)



Cervical Spine

Paediatric Standardised Interpretation PowerPoint

Done in collaboration with:The Northern Scholl of Radiology, UK - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Head and Neck




Neurological Disorders

Imaging in Pediatric Epilepsy: Techniques, tips and traps: Sanjay P Prabhu (SLOW FILE TO DOWNLOAD - handout from webinar delivered to the Radiological Society of South Africa, June 2014)

WFPI Education library- PDFs, slide copies and handouts from talks by WFPI members- Pediatric Epilepsy

American Soc of Pediatric Neuroradiology Lectures


American Soc of Pediatric Neuroradiology Interesting Cases


American Soc of Pediatric Neuroradiology Interesting Case Sessions


Core Practice - MSK (under Construction)

Child Abuse

Radiology of Childhood Abuse: Nandish Shah, Egial Shalaby Rana, Prof. Dorothy Bulas


Optimización del estudio radiológico de la escoliosis (Optimization of radiological scoliosis assessment), Medicina Clínica, July 2014: Goya Enríquez, Joaquim Piqueras, Ana Catalá, Glòria Oliva, Agustí Ruiz d, Montserrat Ribas, Carmina Duran, Carlos Rodrigo, Eugenia Rodríguez, Victoria Garriga, Teresa Maristany, César García-Fontecha, Joan Baños, Jordi Muchart, Fernando Álava