The use of radiographic neuroimaging in pediatric minor head trauma
Won Joo Christina Yoon, MSN, RN; Tova Zarchi, MSN, RN -- College of Nursing, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Head injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the global pediatric population. While Head CT is the preferred imaging modality to guide management, it contains inherent risks of radiation-induced malignancy. The PECARN criteria can identify clinically important injuries and can obviate potentially unnecessary radiation exposure.
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