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K BOMB: PEDS to scan or not to scan?

Background  Between 800,000 and 1 million patients aged 17 and under present to emergency departments seeking care around the country for head injuries each year. Approximately 32% of these patients receive neuroimaging with CT scan-studies have estimated there is an increased lifetime risk of radiation induced cancers in ~1 in 10,000 pediatric patients who receive