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Guidelines and Standards

These Guidelines and Standards may be useful to BSPR members.  The BSPR Executive have had input into certain of the British documents, such as from the RCR and NICE.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES & STANDARDS

 

Royal College of Radiologists

A lot of useful reports including:

Standards for Radiological Investigations of suspected NAI, 2008

Improving paediatric interventional radiology services, 2010

Imaging for NAI, Use of Anatomic Markers, 2011

Guidelines for the Investigation of Newborn Infants who suffer a Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse In the First Week of Life, 2011

Paediatric Radiology Experts, 2011

RCR Publications and Guidance

 

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Several relevant publications including:

CG 56 Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in infants, children and adults, 2007

CG98 Neonatal jaundice, 2010

CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment, 2009

NICE Published Clinical Guidelines

 

Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network

Not much relevant to paediatric radiology apart from:

Early management of patients with a head injury, 2009

SIGN Guidelines

 

Royal College of Radiologists

These tend to be generic standards applicable to any radiology department or radiologist

RCR Standards

 

American College of Radiologists

About a dozen major topics, such as DDH, headache, limp, seizures and a dozen topics that include some aspects of relevance to paediatric radiology

ACR Appropriateness Criteria

 

American College of Radiologists 

A host of relevant guidance documents on most technical aspects of paediatric radiology examples are:

ACR–SPR PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR SKELETAL SURVEYS IN CHILDREN

ACR–SPR PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF PEDIATRIC FLUOROSCOPIC CONTRAST ENEMA EXAMINATIONS 

ACR–SPR PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR THE PERFORMANCE AND INTERPRETATION OF PEDIATRIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) 

ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards

 

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Guidelines on DDH, neonatal spine and brain US Scans

The AIUM Practice Guidelines

 

Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

Some policies relevant to fetal, DDH and neonatal brain US Scans

ASUM policies homepage

 

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

 

Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people

NICE Guideline CG112, 2010 

 

 Commissioning safe and sustainable specialised paediatric services: a framework of critical inter-dependencies

DoH report, 2008

 

Specialist neonatal care quality standard

NICE report, 2010

 

Getting it right for children and young people: Overcoming cultural barriers in the NHS so as to meet their needs

DoH report by Sir Ian Kennedy, 2010

 

Safeguarding children

DoH Guidance

 

Delivering quality imaging services for children

The National Imaging Board was tasked to undertake this piece of work jointly by the National Clinical Director for Women's and Children's Services and Dr Erika Denton to inform commissioners and identify how service providers can offer high quality, innovative, paediatric imaging services.  DoH report published 2010.

Delivering quality imaging services for children

 

National service framework for children, young people and maternity services: Executive summary

 This is an executive summary of the national service framework for children, young people and maternity services. DoH report published 2004.

National service framework for children, young people and maternity services

 

International Neuroblastoma Staging System from NCI Neuroblastoma Homepage

The treatment section of this document is organized to correspond with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) risk-based schema for the treatment of neuroblastoma. This schema is based on three factors: patient age at diagnosis, certain biological characteristics of the patient’s neuroblastoma tumor, and the stage of the tumor as defined by the International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS). The INSS has replaced the previously used Children’s Cancer Group (CCG) and Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) staging systems.

International Neuroblastoma Staging System