Paulo Roberto Valle Bahia
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A BS TRACT Computed tomography (CT) is an indispensable imaging technique, but radiation exposure from CT scans is of concern mainly due to the potential risk of developing cancer, mainly in children. Our group recently showed that CT use has greatly increased among outpatients using the Brazilian public health system (SUS) between 2001 and 2011. Further, CT examinations among patients younger than 20 years of age represented around 13.4% of all CT examinations in SUS between 2008 and 2011. In c...
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