child xrays

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 […]
08Nov

What parents need to know before orders for X-Rays, Scans and Radiation for Kids

When a child is ill or injured, you want your child to get whatever medical tests are needed, as soon as possible. But when it comes to imaging tests — such as X-rays, PET scans, and CT scans — the key word is “needed.” Those tests use radiation that, if exposed to often enough, has […]