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Benefits of CT Scans in Children Must Be Balanced Against Risks
Date:6/13/2013

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  •     Reviews each order before scanning and assigning a specific protocol for the scan
  •     Uses shielding when it does not interfere with the area that we are imaging
  •     Screens each order to determine if sedation is necessary to minimize the need for repeats due to motion
  •     Routinely reviews our CT dose techniques to be sure we are using the smallest amount of radiation possible
  • The staff of the medical imaging department of Dayton Children’s fully embraces the position stated by the Society for Pediatric Radiology. The society recommends that patients, parents and caregivers advocate for their children, following the recommendations of many organizations, including the Image Gently Alliance. Parents should keep a record of their child’s medical scans and ask doctors specific questions before having a medical imaging test performed on their child:

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    One of only 45 independent freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, Dayton Children’s is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children. Accredited by The Joint Commission and serving 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana, the experts at Dayton Children’s care for more than 290,000 children each year. Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s is home to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and together with the United States Air Force shares the nation’s only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program. For more children’s health and safety information, visit our web site at http://www.c
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