Large study finds CT scans are frequently unnecessary after head injury in children

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A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children’s Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of observation can reduce the use of head CT by as much as half without compromising care — and without exposing children to ionizing radiation. Results appear in the June 2011 issue of Pediatrics.

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I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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