childhood radiation

10Sep

Decreasing Radiation Risks by Increasing Use of Ultrasound in Pediatric Imaging

Joseph J. Junewick, MD PRELUDE The author was presenting a sonogram (Fig. 1) at a multidisciplinary conference and he paused for questions. The pediatric surgeon said, ‘‘I understand what I am seeing.’’ The author was puzzled by the lack of sarcasm but the surgeon was quick to elaborate, ‘‘I see the anatomy; I know what […]
21Aug

Pediatric Emergencies: Imaging of Pediatric Head Trauma

William T.O’Brien, Sr., DO; Marguerite M.Caré, MD; James L.Leach, MD Pediatric head trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children and may be seen in the setting of accidental or abusive injuries. Although many of the patterns of head injury are similar to adults, the imaging manifestations of head injury in children […]
19Jul

Diagnostic Medical Imaging in Pediatric Patients and Subsequent Cancer Risk

David J.Mulvihill, MD; Sachin Jhawar, MD; John B.Kostis, MD; SharadGoyal, MD Introduction Environmental factors have long been thought to play a role in the development of adult and pediatric malignancies. Studies involving long-term survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as studies involving nuclear and radiation workers have provided compelling evidence […]
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