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CT scans on children: What are the effects?

A June, 2012 press release by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of Radiology Foundation (ABRF) addresses the radiation dose of a pediatric CT scan.  The release further explores the risks of these radiation doses versus the benefits gained by undergoing such exams.  A study by the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society for Pediatric Radiology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine is referenced, which states that “…even using the higher doses that were common before pediatric dose reduction techniques became widespread, the probability of not getting leukemia from a head CT scan was 99.99 percent.”

Click here to read the whole press release, or click here to learn more about the measures taken to reduce the radiation and risk to children on the website.