Identification of technical, practical and structural differences between the children and adults in computed tomography imaging, and their role into the management of radiation protection.
The potential hazards from stochastic radiation is still one of the major problem of this century due to the speeding process of technology developpment which causes a higher number of requests on radiology investigations. The most wide-spread requested investigation is computed tomography which is based on the basic principles of ionising radiation. In recent years, we have...
Description of activity and work performed
The goal of this article is to provide a summary of the recent literature regarding the main various aspects between the children and adults in computed tomography imaging. This review is based on published articles, studies and guidelines in English and Romanian language related to the period 2000-2019, searched using electronic database with subjects focused on the potential danger of radiation exposure from CT in children or adults. Particularities on radiation protection in children and adults have been grouped in two aspects: techical – structural...
Conclusion and recommendations
In this review, we have given an overview of the current knowledge on the main different aspects between children and adults concercing CT examinations, in the hope that it will contribute to practice radiology wisely. Overall, children are different from adults, they have a different anatomy concerning red blood marrow distribution in long bones, tissue thickness, higher heart rate and relative circulating blood volume, imature organs and different body composition. Pediatrics patiens have a higher risk on cancer induced by radiation, different radiosensitivity and diseases,...
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