Pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doses: 2010 North American consensus guidelines.

@article{Gelfand2011PediatricRA,
  title={Pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doses: 2010 North American consensus guidelines.},
  author={Michael J. Gelfand and Marguerite T. Parisi and Sandra Treves},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={318-22}
}
Dose reduction has been a work in progress in pediatric imaging for nearly a decade. A 1996 report indicated that the long-term risk of carcinogenesis due to ionizing radiation in atomic bomb survivors was higher than had been previously estimated. For solid tumors, representing about 75% of excess cancer mortality, the likelihood of a radiation-induced malignancy after exposure to ionizing radiation was about 1.0–1.8 times higher in a 10-y-old child than in a young adult. For leukemia… CONTINUE READING