Revista chilena de radiología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9308
MONDACA A, Roberto. POR QUE REDUCIR LAS DOSIS DE RADIACION EN PEDIATRIA. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.1, pp. 28-32. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082006000100008.
Many reports have been publicated in the past few years orientate to reduce the irradiation dose in children. It was compared with survivors of the atomic bomb in Japan. The ones who received low doses, in order to the 10 to 50 mSv, levels that left inside of diagnostic radiology spectrum, and in asociation in a small but significant increase in the tumors incidence. The major radiosensibility of children, obligate us to take, the necessary measure to rationalize the use of ionization radiation in pediatric, in special the CT, wich is the method that gives the higher doses. This measures can be abridge to: 1. - Select properly the cases that are going to be benefit whit the method trough the pediatrician. 2.- Reduce the exposition factors. 3.- Direct the exam only to the specific study area. 4.- Except special cases, perform only single phase studies. 5. Protection for superficial organs. 6. Deliver information for parents and general public
Palabras clave : Radiation; Radiological protection.