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Optimisation des doses en tomographie computérisée pédiatrique [Patient dose optimization in pediatric computerized tomography]
Revue médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
The development of CT applications might become a public health problem if no effort is made on the justification and the optimisation of the examinations. This paper presents some hints to assure that the risk-benefit compromise remains in favour of the patient, especially when one deals with the examinations of young patients. In this context a particular attention has to be made on the justification of the examination. When performing the acquisition one needs to optimise the extension of the volume investigated together with the number of acquisition sequences used. Finally, the use of automatic exposure systems, now available on all the units, and the use of the Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) should allow help radiologists to control the exposure of their patients.
Child, Humans, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Injuries, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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