Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Imaging
National Decision Support Company has collaborated with the American College of Radiology and the Society for Pediatric Radiology to make over 370 pediatric-specific indications for advanced imaging available through the CareSelect™ Platform.
“We have made a giant step forward in use of imaging in children and that is why I am personally excited. This simply has not existed for children before.”
-Dr. Michael Bettmann, MD, Co-Chair of the ACR Task Force Appropriateness Criteria Oversight Committee
Pediatric-specific guidelines equip providers to manage the complexities of pediatric imaging.
Variations in patient age and needs create challenging clinical scenarios unique to the pediatric population.
- Adult-centric imaging criteria is often inappropriate for pediatrics
- Age appropriateness, sedation and dose reductions add complexity to exam ordering
Evidence-based criteria enable ordering providers to reference guidelines for every pediatric clinical scenario, providing relevant feedback from newborns to teens.
Authored by Pediatric Experts
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) invited a team of pediatric radiology subspecialty experts to collaborate on the development of evidence-based criteria that applied to pediatric clinical scenarios. The resulting Pediatric Rapid Response Committee developed AUC for 374 pediatric-specific indications and 376 exams that cover 2,912 clinical end points for pediatric imaging. The committee includes experts in pediatric musculoskeletal, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and cardiac imaging.