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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Guila BenDavid, MRT(R)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Manager - CT, Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT
Diagnostic Imaging

Phone: 416-813-8973
Fax: 416-813-7683
Email: guila.bendavid@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Guila joined SickKids in 1990, In 1996 Guila assumed the role of CT Manager. She is a member of several committees throughout SickKids and is considered a leader in Canada for radiation dose reduction. Acquiring optimal images without administering more radiation than necessary is a priority for Guila. She provides education to her Child Health Network colleagues and beyond through lectures at conferences, and educational facilities. Guila has shared her expertise around the world with prestigious institutions throughout the US and Canada, as well as in the UK, Turkey, Brazil, and India.  She most recently lectured in Mumbai, India, to help educate the Technologists and Radiologists on the reduction of radiation doses for children.  This is a topic that is widely ignored in the developing world.  A pre-conference workshop for technologists aimed at delivering some tips and best practices to reduce radiation doses in children while maintaining image quality was well received by the target audience.  Guila returned to India in 2012 to continue efforts in education on reducing radiation doses in the paediatric population.

Guila has also been very involved in the Ontario government’s initiative to reduce CT dose for paediatric patients, and is consulted by other centers to provide expert advice in paediatric protocols. With the implementation of PET/CT, Guila has had opportunities in the development of this new modality for use in the paediatric population. Guila is working closely with the newly developed PET/CT team to guarantee the system is technically acceptable in a pediatric environment, and ensuring that the paediatric population’s needs are met. In 2010, Guila took on the role of Manager in the Nuclear Medicine department and is working closely with the team to bring in new technologies that will help to benefit our paediatric patients.  


Pediatric CT Using Sub Millimeter Collimation and Automatic Tube Current Modulation - Development of Weight-Based Body Protocols.

Dual-Phase Intravenous Contrast Injection in Pediatric Body CT (Caffey Award 2010)

The Assessment of Radiation Dose Awareness Among Pediatricians

Safety of Power Injector Use in Children as Measured by the Incidence of Extravasations