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Date:3/17/2009

ntly lower than the doses used during the period of the study.

"There are ways to cut down on the levels of radiation by changing the parameters of the CT," he said. "Since 2006, we have become so acutely aware that we are changing the parameters in studies that affect children and women of childbearing age. There is no excessive risk to the patient or to the fetus."

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SOURCES: Elizabeth Lazarus, M.D., assistant professor, diagnostic imaging, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, and radiologist, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence; Jorge Guerra, M.D., professor, radiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; March 17, 2009, Radiology, online


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