24/7 pediatric radiology attending coverage: times are changing

James S. Donaldson*, Kiran H. Thakrar

*Corresponding author for this work

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The job of the pediatric radiologist long ago ceased to be an 8-to-5 role. Many practices have adopted evening shifts of in-house attending radiologists to cover the busy evening activity. With the ever-increasing role of imaging in clinical decisions and patient management, there is a need — if not a demand — to further extend attending pediatric radiology coverage. In this article, we discuss the needs and justification for extending pediatric radiology coverage at a tertiary-care children’s hospital. We also describe the approach we took toward implementing 24/7 attending in-house coverage of pediatric radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • 24/7
  • Attending radiologist coverage
  • Children
  • Extended hours
  • In-house
  • Pediatric radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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