childhood radiation

19Jul

Do pediatric M.R.I. scans cause any harm?

Magnetic resonance imaging, or #MRI, is considered one of the safest technologies for looking deep inside the body, because it doesn’t carry the radiation risk of X-rays or PET scans. “Over all, M.R.I. is a very safe test,” said Dr. Max Wintermark, chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University. Most concerns about M.R.I.s involve people with […]
07Jun

The Image Gently Think A-Head Campaign: Working Together to Take Care of Kids Who Hurt Their Heads

Head trauma occurs frequently in children. A CT (also called CAT) scan may be necessary to diagnose your child’s condition. The results from the CT can be extremely helpful, including when they are normal. CT uses x-rays, which are a type of ionizing radiation.  Ionizing radiation at doses much, much higher than those used in […]
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