Consistency in dose management winner: St. Louis Children's Hospital Barnes-Jewish Hospital. A cardiac scan was carried out on a six-month-old girl using a Somatom Definition Flash with a radiation dose of just 0.43 mSv. This enabled a narrowing of the pulmonary arteries to be ruled out. However, indications were found of tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart abnormality. Copyright St. Louis Children's Hospital Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Cardiology winner: Ng Jia Jun, Singapore General Hospital. A 40-year-old female patient presented with Eisenmenger's syndrome. With the help of a CT scan performed with a Somatom Definition Flash, it was possible to rule out a pulmonary embolism and narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by pulmonary arteries enlarged to a diameter of 5 cm. The radiation dose here was 2.35 mSv. Copyright Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
Pediatric winner: Brian Reilly, RT, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Here, a five-month-old boy was scanned using a Somatom Definition Flash. At four months, he developed stridor, caused by a narrowing of the airways. A CTA showed abnormal development of a double aortic arch surrounding and compressing the trachea. The applied dose was 1.21 mSv. Copyright Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.