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Pediatric CT and radiation: our responsibility
Author(s): Donald P. Frush

Paper Abstract

In order to discuss the cost-benefit ratio of CT examinations in children, one must be familiar with the reasons why CT can provide a high collective or individual dose. The reasons include increasing CT use as well as lack of attention to dose reduction strategies. While those have been substantial efforts for dose reduction, additional work is necessary to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure. This responsibility is shared between science and medicine, industry, regulatory agencies, and patients as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 725802 (10 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816518
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Donald P. Frush, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7258:
Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging
Ehsan Samei; Jiang Hsieh, Editor(s)

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