Safety in pediatric imaging: an update.

  title={Safety in pediatric imaging: an update.},
  author={Owen J. Arthurs and Alvhild Alette Bj\orkum},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  volume={54 9},
Many assumptions are made when imaging children. In particular a judgement is made regarding how safe or unsafe each imaging modality is, using relatively arbitrary definitions and distinctions, due to the lack of robust scientific data. Here, the latest evidence is reviewed, particularly regarding the medical exposure to ionizing radiation (X-rays and CT) and MRI in childhood. The best evidence currently available suggests a small but convincing risk of cumulative low-dose ionizing radiation… CONTINUE READING
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