Push to cut kids' exposure to radiation

Radiation exposure during children’s medical scans could be dramatically reduced under a new Australasian benchmarking project, an expert says.

An inaugural audit of CT scans at eight of the nine paediatric radiology centres in Australia and New Zealand found “huge” variation in the radiation doses used, said Melbourne radiologist Professor Michael Ditchfield.

The audit would now proceed to identify the best-performing sites and encourage other radiologists to learn from them, he told Australian Doctor ahead of