A strategy to optimize CT use in children with mild blunt head trauma utilizing clinical risk stratification; Could we improve CT use in children with mild head injury?

Kocyigit A., Serinken M., Ceven Z., Yilmaz A., Kaya F., Hatipoglu C., ...More

CLINICAL IMAGING, vol.38, no.3, pp.236-240, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.12.004
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-240
  • Keywords: Computed tomography, Head trauma, Pediatric, Radiation dosage, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS, DECISION RULE, PREDICTION, SCAN


Aim: The purpose of our study was to investigate the impact of clinical risk classification on optimization of the rationale of CT scanning in children with mild blunt head trauma. Exposed effective radiation dose values of CT scanning were also evaluated.