Weighing up the risks and benefits of CT scans in kids

Medical imaging has come a long way over the last 30 years and this has lead to tremendous benefits to countless patients.

Progress is remarkable in terms of ultrasound resolution, Doppler imaging of blood flow, computerised (axial) tomography (CT) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans and of course magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

No doubt, the ability of clinicians to have access to these imaging modalities has saved many lives whether it is for
the detection of malignancy, venous thrombosis or with the use of angiography for detecting