Radiation dose and protection.

Abstract

Children have an increased risk from radiation exposure because of a longer expected lifespan and increased tissue radiosensitivity. Children also receive a larger relative dose of radiation because of their smaller size. Radiation-related risks to the fetus are greatest during the first trimester. As a general rule, younger patients are at greater risk of… (More)
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090754

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