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Children's abdominal injuries may not warrant CT scan

from HealthDay News

Not all children who suffer injuries to their abdomen need abdominal CT scans, according to a new study. If emergency room doctors assess seven factors when evaluating children with this type of injury, they can protect some of these young patients from unnecessary radiation exposure, said researchers from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Radiation exposure can increase the risk of cancer later in life, they noted. more

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