Computed tomography before transfer to a level I pediatric trauma center risks duplication with associated increased radiation exposure.

@article{Chwals2008ComputedTB,
  title={Computed tomography before transfer to a level I pediatric trauma center risks duplication with associated increased radiation exposure.},
  author={Walter J. Chwals and Ann V Robinson and Carlos J. Sivit and Diya I Alaedeen and Ellen Fitzenrider and Laura Cizmar},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={2268-72}
}
INTRODUCTION Community hospitals commonly obtain computed tomographic (CT) imaging of pediatric trauma patients before triaging to a level I pediatric trauma center (PTC). This practice potentially increases radiation exposure when imaging must be duplicated after transfer. METHODS A retrospective review of our level 1 PTC registry from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2006, was conducted. Level I and II trauma patients were grouped based on whether they had undergone outside CT examination… CONTINUE READING

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