Texas Children's Hospital presents record number of abstracts at the 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society for Pediatric Radiology


HOUSTON - (May 13, 2014) - The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital will set a record, presenting 22 scientific abstracts during the 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society for Pediatric Radiology held May 13 through 17, in Washington, D.C. This is more abstracts than the department has ever presented in a single year at this conference. For more information about this conference visit: pedrad.org.

"For a second year in a row, our outstanding team of physicians, researchers and clinical staff are gaining national recognition, presenting more abstracts than ever before," says Dr. George Bisset, past president of The Radiological Society of North America, chief of the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. "Showcasing the immense expertise of the department, our presentations will address numerous subspecialties, including cardiac, fetal, gastrointestinal, neurologic, oncologic, and renal imaging."

This Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Radiology brings together leading experts in the field from around the world to discuss the most current information on state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to share common challenges facing pediatric radiologists and examine possible solutions. Each year, pediatric radiologists use this international conference as a forum to evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy for children to help improve the safety and advance the field even further.

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.