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Research UPDATE: Low Dose CT Scans in Children

Seattle Children’s adopts a low dose CT scan strategy as a diagnostic tool for evaluating shunt malfunction in children with hydrocephalus.

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Use of Limited Sequence CT Scans in Pediatric Hydrocephalus

It is not uncommon for children with hydrocephalus to undergo numerous CT scans throughout their life, raising the concern about the effects of the radiation exposure for the future. Edward Ahn, MD, and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest the use of limited-sequence head CT scans for children with hydrocephalus to limit the amount of radiation they receive during CT scans.

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Johns Hopkins Doctors Design New CT Scanning Method to Cut Radiation Exposure in Children

Dr. Edward Ahn, pediatric neurosurgeon, and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have designed a CT scanning method that cuts radiation exposure in children who need repeat brain scans.

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NIH Announces Improved CT Scanner

NIH engineers working along with engineers at Toshiba Medical Systems have announced a new computed tomography (CT) scanner that substantially reduces potentially harmful radiation while still improving overall image quality.

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