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  New Formula for Lower CT Radiation Dose for Children  
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Fall 2003 Issue
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New formula for lower CT radiation dose for children

Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new method that can reduce the radiation dose delivered to a child during computed tomography (CT) imaging by as much as 80 percent. The new technique, reported in the journal Radiology, allows radiologists to tailor the dose based upon a child's size.

"If the radiology community used the techniques recommended in this article, there would be a substantial reduction in pediatric CT dose nationwide," said lead author John M. Boone, professor of radiology and bioengineering at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center.

"The purpose of our research was to provide the technologists who run CT scanners with a precise recipe for lowering the radiation dose levels for pediatric patients by matching radiation to body size, while still delivering a high-quality CT scan. There is a well-established need for this type of formula for dose reduction in pediatric CT."


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