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The recent technical development of multidetector CT (MDCT) has contributed to a substantial increase in its diagnostic applications and accuracy in children. A major drawback of MDCT is the use of ionising radiation with the risk of inducing secondary cancer. Therefore, justification and optimisation of paediatric MDCT is of great importance in order to minimise these risks ("as low as reasonably achievable" principle). This review will focus on all technical and non-technical aspects relevant for paediatric MDCT optimisation and includes guidelines for radiation dose level-based CT protocols. © The Author(s) 2010.
Nievelstein, R. A. J., Van Dam, I. M., & Van Der Molen, A. J. (2010, August). Multidetector CT in children: Current concepts and dose reduction strategies. Pediatric Radiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-010-1714-7