10 March 2009 Pediatric CT and radiation: our responsibility
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Proceedings Volume 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging; 725802 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816518
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
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.
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Donald P. Frush, Donald P. Frush, } "Pediatric CT and radiation: our responsibility", Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 725802 (10 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816518; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816518

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