Role of CT scan in pediatric patients

Role of #CTscan in pediatric patients The aim of this study was to highlight the role of #CTscan in pediatric patients and as well as the risk involved.

BACKGROUND

The aim of this study was to highlight the role of #CTscan in paediatric patients and as well as the risk involved.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The study was carried out retrospectively over a period between August 2014 to June 2016 in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur. RESULTS CT scan of head was the most commonly carried out procedure and it was done mostly for head trauma. In 11.60 percent of the cases, there were bony fracture and internal bleeding in 2.47 percent. Scalp injury with no bony involvement were observed in 18.02 percent of the cases and in 60.25 percent of the cases no abnormalities were detected.

CONCLUSION

CT scan detects skull fractures or bleeding in brain with high degree of accuracy. However, children especially infants have developing brains and so injudicious use of CT scan increases the risk of cancer due to ionising radiation.

KEYWORDS CT Scan, Ionising Radiation, MRI, ICP, EDH, TBI, DAI, NICE.

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