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Extracted from text ... by Aadil Ahmed and Mala Modi Soboleski D, Therialt C, Acker A. Unnecessary irradiation to non - thoracic structures during pediatric chest radiography. Pediatr Radiol 2006; 36: 22 - 25. This article highlights the fact that our present positioning techniques for paediatric chest radiographs result in unnecessary radiation exposure to non-thoracic structures. Pearls: ? Infants and young children have a higher sensitivity than older children and adults to radiation exposure and the potential for harmful side-effects. ? The ratio of radiation exposure to nonthoracic structures increases as the age of the patient decreases. ? ? 43% of the length of ..

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2016-12-03
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