child CT scan

11Jul

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 […]
18Apr

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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