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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 […]
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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