Pediatric Imaging - RAD01

Pediatric Imaging

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.6 / 1216 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Pediatric patients are not adults. Generally, the pediatric patient will always require special attention and can sometimes present a challenge to the radiologic technologist’s interpersonal skills. If working with a pediatric patient, the technologist will need to fully use his or her technical knowledge. However, the technologist will also need to develop patience and have a deeper understanding of how to use effective communication skills. Although immobilization devices are often necessary, they should be used only after less restrictive measures have been attempted, remembering that the most effective method of avoiding the need to immobilize a patient is communication.


The goal of this continuing education module is to enhance the healthcare provider’s knowledge of pediatric imaging, detail the role of the radiologic technologist, and outline the special considerations needed to provide outstanding patient care during pediatric imaging. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify professional, appropriate, age-effective communication strategies for pediatric patients, parents, and guardians during radiographic procedures
  • Describe safe methods of immobilizing a pediatric patient
  • Explain proper radiation protection and safety measures, techniques, and practices used in pediatric radiography (ALARA principle)

Approval Information
This course is designed for radiology techs.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 3/25/2013 to 4/1/2016 and 4/20/2018 to 5/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 3/25/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/24/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Alicia K - Marion, IN  ·  Nov 19, 2019
great read I enjoyed reading this ce
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SELINA M - wesley chapel , FL  ·  Nov 05, 2019
so happy to do this course, I will tell my friends and colleagues
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Jennifer E - Farmville, NC  ·  Nov 04, 2019
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Allyson C - New Frankling, OH  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Great information for learning rad tech that will be working with children.
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DEBORAH B - LUCAS, IA  ·  Oct 21, 2019
great refresher for anyone in pediatric xray, nice easy reading
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Price: $10.00
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