Texas Children's Hospital gains national recognition at the 56th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society for Pediatric Radiology

HOUSTON - (May 15, 2013) - Physicians and researchers from the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston will receive prominent acclaim during the 56th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society for Pediatric Radiology held May 15 through 18, in San Antonio, Texas. Texas Children's Department of Pediatric Radiology will be presenting 21 abstracts this year, which is more abstracts than the hospital has ever presented in a single year, and more abstracts than any other institution will be presenting this year. For more information about this conference visit: pedrad.org.

The Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will convene a national group of leading pediatric radiology practitioners and researchers. The conference will provide the opportunity for these participants to summarize the most current information on state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology; describe and apply new technologies for pediatric imaging; discuss common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions; and evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy.

"This is an amazing achievement and a true testament to our physicians, researchers and clinical staff who are leading the way in the progress of our field," says Dr. George Bisset III, past president of The Radiological Society of North America and chief of the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital. "Our presentations will highlight a diverse array of pediatric radiology subspecialties including fetal, oncology and nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, cardiovascular, genitourinary (urology), gastrointestinal, chest, musculoskeletal and interventional."

Texas Children's Department of Pediatric Radiology provides timely, comprehensive imaging procedures for pediatric patients, as well as an unparalleled, collaborative research environment for both clinical and basic researchers. For more information, please visit: texaschildrens.org/radiology.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.