“Think A-Head” Campaign Aims to Improve Use of Head CT Scans in Children

The Image Gently Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and allied medical organizations recently launched the “Think A-Head” campaign to help providers appropriately obtain and perform CT scans in children with minor head injuries.

The effort will also equip providers and parents with resources to help them communicate effectively when CT scans may (or may not) be the best option to gain proper diagnosis.

The “Think A-Head” campaign provides tools and resources to:

  • Help providers ensure ordering patterns comply with latest evidence-based medical guidelines.
  • Help providers explain to parents/caregivers why an imaging scan is (or is not) necessary.
  • Help parents ask questions to better inform decision making if their child is prescribed a head CT scan.
  • Help imaging professionals use appropriate exam radiation dose.

Go to ImageGently.org for more information.