Optimal utilization of pediatric computed tomography to minimize radiation exposure: What the clinician must know

Abstract

                <p>The number of computed tomography (CT) scans being done for children all over the world is on the rise ever since the advent of Multi-Detector CT (MDCT). However, CT is a potential source of harmful ionizing radiation, and children are more susceptible to its adverse effects. It is essential for the pediatrician as well as the radiologist to be aware of some important principles and guidelines, by following which, radiation exposure to the child can be minimized to the bare essential. It is important to have knowledge of the valid and justifiable indications of CT for the child, the correct technique of performing the scan, and the new technological innovations now available on modern scanners that help to minimize radiation dose.</p><br /><br />

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