Is utilisation of computed tomography justified in clinical practice? Part IV: applications of paediatric computed tomography
MetadataShow full item record
Computed tomography (CT) has been recognised as the most widely-used imaging technique in both adults and children, owing to the technological developments, especially with the recent innovations in multislice CT. This has resulted in an increase in the frequent use of CT examinations in children younger than 15 years in developed countries. Increasing use of paediatric CT in clinical practice has raised concerns about the potential risk of radiation-induced fatal malignancy. This is because CT examinations deliver much higher radiation dose than conventional radiographic techniques. Children are more sensitive to radiation exposure than adults and have a longer time ahead of them to manifest the radiation-induced effects and injuries. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to reduce or minimise the radiation dose to children when choosing CT as the major imaging modality for diagnostic purposes. This article reviews the clinical applications of paediatric CT with regard to the adjustment of imaging protocols in routine clinical practice and in the emergency department, justification of CT use in paediatric imaging, clinical awareness of CT-associated radiation risk and strategies to minimise radiation exposure to children.
Reproduced from Sun, Zhonghua and Ng, Kwan-hoong and Sarji, Sa, Is utilisation of computed tomography justified in clinical practice? Part IV: applications of paediatric computed tomography, Singapore Medical Journal 2010; 51 (6): pp. 457-463.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The Impact of Iterative Reconstruction on Computed Tomography Radiation Dosimetry: Evaluation in a Routine Clinical SettingMoorin, Rachael; Gibson, David A.J.; Forsyth, R.; Fox, R. (2015)PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of introduction of iterative reconstruction as a mandated software upgrade on radiation dosimetry in routine clinical practice over a range of computed tomography examinations. METHODS: ...
Modelling the co-occurence of Streptococcus pneumoniae with other bacterial and viral pathogens in the upper respiratory tractJacoby, P.; Watson, K.; Bowman, J.; Taylor, A.; Riley, T.; Smith, D.; Lehmann, Deborah (2007)Go to ScienceDirect® Home Skip Main Navigation Links Brought to you by: The University of Western Australia Library Login: + Register Athens/Institution Login Not Registered? - User Name: Password: ...
Rembielak, A.; Green, M.; Saleem, A.; Price, Patricia (2016)© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Medical imaging techniques are an important element in early detection for many cancers. They are also essential for determining the location, extension and stage of the lesion ...