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2019 Mar

Clin Exp Emerg Med



The difference of Use of CT in the general versus pediatric emergency departments for adolescent patients in the same tertiary hospital.


Kim S K, Jung J H, Lee J H, Jung J Y, Kwon H, Paek S H, Kwak Y H, Kim D K
Clin Exp Emerg Med. 2019 Mar; 6(1):19-24.
PMID: 30786703.


The use of computed tomography (CT) in pediatric patients has decreased since the association between radiation and cancer risk has been reported. However, in adolescent patients being treated as adult patients, there has been a high incidence of CT use in emergency departments (EDs). Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the CT use in adolescent patients with complaints of headache or abdominal pain in the general and pediatric EDs of the same hospital.