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Forbes: 8 Unnecessary Medical Tests and Treatments

CT Scans on Children

Don’t automatically use CT scans to evaluate children’s minor head injuries.

Approximately 50 percent of children who visit hospital emergency departments with head injuries are given a CT scan. CT scanning is associated with radiation exposure that may escalate future cancer risk. The recommendation calls for clinical observation prior to making a decision about needing a CT. (American Academy of Pediatrics)

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