Effective Radiation Dose in a Skeletal Survey Performed for Suspected Child Abuse.

@article{Berger2016EffectiveRD,
  title={Effective Radiation Dose in a Skeletal Survey Performed for Suspected Child Abuse.},
  author={Rachel P. Berger and Ashok Panigrahy and Shawn Gottschalk and Michael A Sheetz},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={171},
  pages={310-2}
}
Effective dose of a skeletal survey in infants using digital radiography was estimated to be 0.2 mSv using Monte Carlo simulation. Radiation risk from this procedure is, therefore, low. Radiation concern should not be an overriding factor when deciding whether skeletal survey is needed in cases of possible physical abuse. 
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