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Trends in CT Utilization in the Pediatric Emergency Department

by medstaff on March 7, 2012

Our data show no overall increase in CT utilization through 2010. In areas where alternative non-radiation based modalities were options, there were decreased CT trends and increased us of potential alternative non-radiation-based modalities. This is the first large PED cohort study to show a decrease in CT utilization in recent years in a regional pediatric referral center and may correlate with increased awareness of radiation risk in children.  click here for full-text

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