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"" Academic medicine's impact ""
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  Stem cell funds for UC Davis  
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  ACS treatment lacking?  
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  Physicals lead to cancer screenings  
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  Understanding schizophrenic hallucinations  
     
  Funding crisis warning  
     
  Among best PICU survival rates  
     
  CT scan rules for children  
     
  Reduced mammogram accuracy  
     
  Arsenic levels high in kelp supplements  
     
  New tool for assessing meningitis  
     
  Meth use linked to cardiomyopathy  
     
  Impact of women's ancestry genes  
     
  Simulation training cuts procedure times  
     
  How a body senses temperature changes  
     
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CT scan rules for children

UC Davis Health System researchers have received a $1.3 million grant to develop criteria for determining when computed tomography (CT) should be used on children with intra-abdominal injuries. The study aims to generate clinical guidelines for identifying children at high risk and near-zero risk of intra-abdominal injuries in need of acute intervention. These guidelines are intended to achieve safer, more efficient and effective use of abdominal CT in children at risk for intra-abdominal injuries. Although CT is the standard for diagnosing intra-abdominal injuries, the procedure has serious risks, primarily that of developing radiation-induced cancer.

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