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Children

Children have higher radiation sensitivity than adults and have a longer life expectancy. Therefore, imaging techniques that do not use ionizing radiation should always be considered as an alternative. Increasing numbers of radiological examinations are being performed in infants and children. Millions of children undergo high dose procedures such as computed tomography and interventional procedures. A paediatric radiological procedure should be individually planned and projections should be limited to what is absolutely necessary for a diagnosis.



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