Hospital type predicts computed tomography use for pediatric appendicitis

By:  kathryn Tinsley Anderson, Marisa A. Bartz-Kurycki, Mary T. Austin, Akemi L. Kawaguchi, Lillian S. Kao, Kevin P. Lally, Kuojen Tsao Abstract Background Evidence-based guidelines recommend ultrasound (US) over computed tomography (CT) as the primary imaging modality for suspected pediatricappendicitis. Continued high rates of CT use may result in significant unnecessary radiation exposure in children. The purpose of this study […]

Cumulative radiation dose estimates from medical imaging in paediatric patients with non-oncologic chronic illnesses. A systematic review

By:  Marco Branbilla, Andreana De Mauri, Domenico Lizio, Lucia Leva, Alessandro Carriero, Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano Introduction The use of diagnostic imaging procedures with ionizing radiation and, in particular, of computed tomography (CT) in childrenrepresents a great benefit for the diagnosis and treatment of benignand malignant conditions.The population-based rates of the use of diagnostic imagingprocedures […]