Children undergoing CT scans for head injuries at risk for radiation overexposure

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Children undergoing CT scans for head injuries at risk for radiation overexposure

Children brought to the ER for head injuries may be at risk right there for another serious issue – overexposure to radiation from CT scans.

That’s why the N.J. Council of Children’s Hospitals and the Institute for Quality and Patient Safety at the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) have teamed up to form the Safe CT Imaging Collaborative, to assess and standardize protocols for head CT scans among children and to educate the public about the risks and benefits of CT imaging.


Original source of this content: https://www.dotmed.com/news/story/39196