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  • 10.26.10

    New Scanners Help Cut Kids’ Radiation Risks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Becky Lang

    It resembles a space-age capsule, in which a child stands on a platform while green laser beams capture images of the spine in a matter of seconds. For scoliosis patients, this new EOS scanner at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is about more than bells and whistles. It’s all about reducing radiation doses in children whenever possible. Attention has been trained on radiation doses after news reports in the last year of patients in hospitals in California and other states receiving overdoses while undergoing brain CT scans. The California cases prompted passage of a law in the summer that will require medical centers in that state to record radiation doses for each scan.

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