This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
National Cancer Institute emphasizes need for precaution in pediatric CT imaging, since epidemiologic studies prove children are "considerably more sensitive to radiation than adults [and] have a longer life expectancy, resulting in a larger window of opportunity for expressing radiation damage." Radiologists should assess radiation exposure on a case-by-case basis to minimize radiation exposure, according to NCI 1guidelines for pediatric computed tomography...
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