Clinical application of ‘Justification’ and ‘Optimization’ principle of ALARA in pediatric CT imaging: “How many children can be protected from unnecessary radiation?”

Kushaljit S.Sodhi, SatheeshKrishna, Akshay K.Saxena, AninditaSinha, NiranjanKhandelwal, Edward Y.Lee Received 10 April 2015, Revised 22 May 2015, Accepted 26 May 2015, Available online 27 May 2015. Highlights • Practice of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle in the developed world is currently well established. However, there is striking lack of published data regarding such […]

Does clinical indication play a role in CT radiation dose in pediatric patients?

By: Sotiria Triantopoulou an dVerginia Tsapaki Highlights • The diseases associated with multiple CT examinations in children are identified. • Children with malignancy are exposed to high radiation doses from CT examinations. • Children with malignancies have an increased risk for radiation-induced cancer. • The necessity of minimizing the CT radiation dose of these patients […]

Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children

New study helps emergency physicians avoid CT scans that carry cancer risk for young patients (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they […]
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