Trauma, appendicitis, intussusception, and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis are the most common reasons for emergent abdominal imaging in pediatric patients. Although the use of computed tomography has increased dramatically in recent years, children are at particular risk for side effects of ionizing radiation, and even low dose radiation is associated with a small but significant increase in lifetime risk of lethal cancer In the majority of emergency services, the use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as the primary modality for the evaluation of a child is impractical due to high cost, limited availability, and frequent need for sedation. Ultrasonography (US) does not involve ionizing radiation and, unlike MR imaging, is relatively inexpensive, is widely available, and does not require sedation. Another major advantage of US in abdominal imaging is that it allows dynamic assessment of bowel peristalsis and compressibility. Delayed diagnosis of any disease process can result in severe morbidity and, in some cases, death..The ability to diagnose or exclude disease with US should be part of a core radiology skill set for any practice that includes a pediatric population.
Betul Tiryaki Bastug was born in 1978 in Trabzon/ Turkey. She completed her first middle and high school education in Trabzon Anatolian High School from the schools of Trabzon and graduated with a high degree. She received a good grade from university entrance examinations nationwide in 1995 and continued her education at the Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine . After 6 years of education, in 2002, she took a high note from the examination of expertise in the field of universities all over the country, she started its specialist education which will last more than 5 years in the radiology department of Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of medicine. She has spent more than 2 years of her radiology education in the interventional radiology unit and especially in the field of emergency interventional radiological procedures. In 2008, due to the obligatory state service obligation which is compulsory for all specialist doctors in Turkey, she was appointed to the bilecik state hospital. Particularly because it is the only hospital in the city, she has gained significant experience in emergency radiology, especially in the areas of trauma and pediatric emergency radiology. During this period, studies have been conducted and published on how much the x-ray-free images are used in the diagnosis stage and the unnecessary observations with x-ray images. In 2016, she has started to Eskişehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty Radiology Department as an assistant professor and made a functional emergency radiology unit in the hospital emergency department. She has a particular interest on pediatric emergency radiology. And especially she wants to avoid unnecessary x-rays in diagnosing and draw attention to these unnecessary x-rays in pediatric patients who have long life expectancies. She is still working in the same unit and is preparing her file for the application for the associate professorship.