EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Not applicable, Observational, Dosimetric comparison, Radiation safety, CT, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Paediatric
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 been focused on the potential danger of radiation exposure from CT, even if the potential benefit of a medically indicated CT far outweighs the potential risks. This consideration made one think of the radiology community that doses must be as low as reasonably achievable while maintaining diagnostic image quality. It is vital to adapt the technical and practical method to the pathological condition of each age of patient and the use of CT must also be justified for the specific diagnostic task.