Is informed consent necessary for paediatric computed tomography?

J. F. De Campo, K. K.P. Lau, M. P. De Campo

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Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) is a valuable examination in children, but the lifetime cancer mortality attributed to CT radiation in children is an order of magnitude higher than in adults. Therefore, it is important that radiologists and referring clinicians ensure that parents are fully informed of the radiation risks, the appropriateness of the examination is considered and imaging protocols are tailored to reduce the radiation burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-400
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Infants
  • Radiation exposure

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