Computed tomography: important considerations for pediatric patients.

Journal Article

Computed tomography plays a central and increasingly important role in medical imaging. From the very beginning more than 30 years ago, computed tomography technology has continued to develop and provide a wide variety of applications for evaluation of disorders of virtually any organ system in both children and adults. The benefits are particularly evident with the newer, fast, high-resolution multidetector scanners. However, these benefits must be carefully weighed against the potential risks, which include a relatively high radiation dose. Current research efforts are directed at both further improvements in the diagnostic potential with computed tomography, as well as managing radiation dose.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frush, DP

Published Date

  • September 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 567 - 575

PubMed ID

  • 16293068

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16293068

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1743-4440

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1586/17434440.2.5.567


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England