• Sustaining the Gains: Reducing Unnecessary Computed Tomography Scans in Pediatric Trauma Patients

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Trauma is the leading cause of death in children less than 16 years old in the United States. Computed tomography is an important tool for identification and categorization of traumatic injuries. As a result, CT scans have evolved to become “screening” exams for injured people. Children with blunt traumatic injuries often undergo “pan-scanning”, exposing them to CT-associated radiation. Children are at increased risk for developing radiation-associated fatal malignancies later in life.
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