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November 19, 2013

RSNA 2013: Using health IT to manage pediatric radiation exposure


By: John Moore, R.T. (R), strategist, Cerner

For decades, diagnostic radiology imaging has been an invaluable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is generally accepted that the benefits of radiology procedures outweigh the risks associated with the patient’s exposure to the ionizing radiation used in a number of imaging modalities. However, over the last few years, concern has emerged over the increased utilization of Computed Tomography (CT) in the pediatric patient as this age group is particularly sensitive to the effects of radiation.... Read full story


Category: EHR, Technology

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