To scan or not to scan: Pediatric minor head trauma in your office, clinic, or emergency department

Timothy Horeczko, Nathan Kuppermann

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Abstract

Computed tomography to evaluate pediatric minor head trauma has risen sharply in the last decade, causing concern about longterm effects of ionizing radiation and the associated risk of cancer. Prediction rules can help clinicians balance the need to identify traumatic brain injury with the need to avoid unnecessary imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalContemporary Pediatrics
Volume29
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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