• Rationale and Comments

    Utilization of CT imaging in the emergency department evaluation of children with abdominal pain is increasing. The increased lifetime risk of cancer due to excess radiation exposure is of special concern given the acute sensitivity of children’s organs. There also is the potential for radiation overdose with inappropriate CT protocols.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics


    • Expert consensus


    • Emergency medicine
    • Gastroenterologic
    • Pediatric


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