Global Advanced Research Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (GARJEST) ISSN: 2315-5140
May 2013 Vol. 2(5), pp. 133-134
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Short Communication

Alara in pediatric CT – Image gently

A. T. Tayade, V. Gupta  and S. K. Kale

Department of Radio Diagnosis, MGIMS, Sewagram ,Maharashtra (India)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.vinitgupta@gmail.com

Accepted April 12, 2013

Abstract

The availability and intellectual acceptance of information does not always translate into appropriate action. This is particularly true regarding computed tomography (CT) radiation dose in children. It is estimated that since the 1980s when CT was beginning its ascendancy   there has been up to an 800% increase. CT scans in children provide great benefit in patient care when used appropriately. However, the practice of CT has been increasingly under scrutiny because of the association between cancer and low levels of childhood radiation such as in CT. While for most patients the benefits of CT greatly exceed the risks, this margin narrows when an excess of radiation is used .However, increased use requires a team approach to ensure that only indicated exams are performed and at the lowest appropriate dose to the pediatric patient.

Keywords: ALARA , Computed Tomography, Radiation Safety

 

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