Removal of comfort pads underneath babies: a method of reducing radiation exposure to neonates.

@article{Rattan2013RemovalOC,
  title={Removal of comfort pads underneath babies: a method of reducing radiation exposure to neonates.},
  author={Amit S. Rattan and Mervyn D. Cohen},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1297-300}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The recent increasing utilization of imaging has increased the population exposure to ionizing radiation. With increasing knowledge of the potential harm of radiation exposure, efforts should be made to minimize patient radiation whenever possible, especially in young children. The purpose of this study was to use the exposure index (EI) standard to assess the potential for reducing radiation dose to babies by removing a soft comfort pad, often placed underneath the… CONTINUE READING

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