The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Western Australian Department of Health have developed DIP 4 Kids, an app to support a reduction in unwarranted exposure to radiation from CT scans for children.
The app is based on the paediatric decision aids in the Department’s Diagnostic Imaging Pathways.
It is important for health professionals to consider the range of diagnostic modalities available when referring children and young people for CT scans.
DIP 4 Kids supports clinicians in these decisions about imaging options for young people and children, including when to use CT scanning.
The app provides links to a range of resources to assist clinicians and parents and carers about paediatric imaging for over 20 clinical conditions and injuries more commonly occurring in children and young people. It also includes information on the level of radiation exposure for each imaging type.
Last reviewed: June 2017