Experts’ Tips to Optimize Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT – coverage of study led by MGH physician Mannudeep Kalra
Experts’ Tips to Optimize Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT
Justification of clinical indication is the most important aspect of reducing radiation dose with CT scanning. A substantial number of pediatric CT scans lack appropriate justification or can be replaced with other imaging modalities with lower or no ionizing radiation, such as radiography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can provide similar diagnostic information for some clinical conditions.
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