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Journal Article

Overuse of medical imaging and its radiation exposure: who’s minding our children?

Schroeder AR, Duncan JR. JAMA pediatrics. 2016;170:1037-1038.

Overuse of CT scans can expose patients to levels of radiation linked to increased rates of cancer. Describing efforts to raise awareness of problems associated with using medical imaging in children, this commentary calls for more targeted work to standardize the process for this population to reduce overuse to ensure safer care for pediatric patients.