Pediatric dose reduction in computed tomography.


Journal Article

An appropriate balance between risk (radiation dose) and benefit (based on image quality) for computed tomography (CT) in children is essential. This balance comes through an understanding of CT dose, why we do pediatric CT, and how we do pediatric CT. The following material, then, will approach radiation dose in the context of a larger safety program, and address the challenges with determining radiation dose in contemporary CT technology. Unique considerations with respect to study quality, those factors which influence CT use, and strategies for dose reduction (that is, optimization) will also be reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frush, DP

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 518 - 527

PubMed ID

  • 18849684

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18849684

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-5159

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.HP.0000326335.34281.63


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States