SU-E-I-55: Cumulative Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk Estimates in Pediatric Hydrocephalus Patients Undergoing Repeat Or Multiple CT.

@article{Wang2012SUEI55CR,
  title={SU-E-I-55: Cumulative Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk Estimates in Pediatric Hydrocephalus Patients Undergoing Repeat Or Multiple CT.},
  author={Xiwei Wang and Qiong Han and Jessica Cornett and E Escort and Jinhui Zhang},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 6Part4},
  pages={3637}
}
PURPOSE Children with a shunt for hydrocephalus often undergo multiple follow-up head CT scans, increasing the risk for long-term effects of ionizing radiation. The study is to define a conservative estimate of frequent CT head scans for pediatric patients with a shunt for hydrocephalus and to quantify their cumulative CT radiation doses and lifetime… CONTINUE READING