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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 […]
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 […]
05Jul

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 […]
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