• Limiting thoracic CT: a rule for use during initial pediatric trauma evaluation

    7 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Despite increases in imaging guidelines for other body-regions during initial trauma assessment and the demonstrated utility of chest radiographs , guidelines for use of thoracic computed-tomography are lacking. We hypothesized that TCT utilization had not decreased relative to other protocolized CTs, and mechanism and CXR could together predict significant injury independent of TCT.
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  • Approaching zero: Implications of a computed tomography reduction program for pediatric appendicitis evaluation

    7 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Because of awareness of iatrogenic radiation exposure, there is a national trend of diminishing computed tomography use for pediatric suspected appendicitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a CT reduction program for evaluation of appendicitis.
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