Radiation exposure in extremely low birth weight infants during their neonatal intensive care unit stay

@article{Iyer2013RadiationEI,
  title={Radiation exposure in extremely low birth weight infants during their neonatal intensive care unit stay},
  author={Narayan P Iyer and Amy P. Baumann and Mark S. Rzeszotarski and Robert Donald G. Ferguson and Maroun Jean Mhanna},
  journal={World Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={175-178}
}
BackgroundExtremely low birth weight (ELBW <1000 g) infants may have increased sensitivity to radiation exposure. Our objective was to estimate the radiation exposure in survivors of ELBW infants during their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay.MethodsIn this retrospective cohort study, medical records of all ELBW infants who had been admitted to our NICU between May 1999 and October 2009 were reviewed. The infants’ total entrance skin exposure [ESE in micro-Gray (μGy)] was estimated… CONTINUE READING