Should computed tomography be the modality of choice for imaging Crohn's disease in children? The radiation risk perspective

Brenner, David J.
November 2008
Gut;Nov2008, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p1489
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's view on the risk of radiation exposure overdose through computed tomography (CT) in the imaging of Crohn's disease in children. Due to the sensitivity of children in radiation-induced cancer, clearly the use of CT scan for Crohn's disease imaging in children is a health concern for they receive high dose of radiation. The author suggests that magnetic resonance imaging should be the first line of modality in imaging the disease in children.


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