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An Appeal for Safe and Appropriate Imaging of Children

Swensen, Stephen J. MD, FACR*; Duncan, James R. MD, PhD; Gibson, Rosemary MSc; Muething, Stephen E. MD§; LeBuhn, Rebecca MA; Rexford, Jean; Wagner, Carol RN, MBA**; Smith, Stephen R. MD, MPH††; DeMers, Becky RN, MSN, MBA**; Morin, Richard L. PhD∥∥; Santa, John MD, MPH‡‡; Homer, Charles J. MD, MPH§§

doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000116
Invited Commentary

From the *Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; †Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; ‡The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York; §Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; ∥Citizen Advocacy Center Redding, Washington, DC; ¶Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, Redding, Connecticut; **Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle, Washington; ††Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; ‡‡Consumer Reports Health, Yonkers, New York; and §§National Institute for Children’s Health Quality; and ∥∥Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida.

Correspondence: Stephen J. Swensen, MD, FACR, Mayo Clinic W-2, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (e-mail:

Rosemary Gibson, MSc, is the author of The Treatment Trap.

Rebecca LeBuhn is a public member of the American Board of Radiology Foundation Board.

John Santa is a full-time employee of Consumer Reports. The other authors disclose no conflict of interest.

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