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Children Getting Too Much Radiation In CT Scans, According To Cincinnati Children's Study

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January 23, 2001
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Children's Hospital Medical Center Of Cincinnati
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A new Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study shows that some children who get computed tomography (CT) scans receive doses of radiation at strengths at least five times greater than necessary.

A new Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study shows that some children who get computed tomography (CT) scans receive doses of radiation at strengths at least five times greater than necessary. Radiologists can reduce doses of radiation without compromising information in the images obtained, according to Lane F. Donnelly, M.D., a staff radiologist at Cincinnati Children's and the study's lead author.


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Children's Hospital Medical Center Of Cincinnati. (2001, January 23). Children Getting Too Much Radiation In CT Scans, According To Cincinnati Children's Study. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010122080207.htm
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