Radiation dose reduction in CT of the pediatric pelvis.

  title={Radiation dose reduction in CT of the pediatric pelvis.},
  author={Ihab R. Kamel and Ramiro J. Hernandez and James E Martin and Alan E. Schlesinger and Loren T. Niklason and Kenneth E. Guire},
  volume={190 3},
PURPOSE To determine whether a lower radiation dose technique can be used for computed tomography (CT) of the pediatric pelvis without significant loss of diagnostic image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six pediatric patients underwent CT at 80 mAs (experimental group), and 42 underwent CT at 240 mAs (control group). Anatomic details, image quality, and the degree of confidence in reaching a diagnosis were graded on a scale of 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent). RESULTS The difference in… CONTINUE READING

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