Category: Radiology

Mar 30

Diagnostic x-ray and ultrasound and childhood cancer

Rajaraman P, et al. Early life exposure to diagnostic radiation and ultrasound scans and risk of childhood cancer… BMJ 2011; 342: d472
The excess risk of childhood cancer from diagnostic imaging in utero and early infancy remains unclear.

Feb 07

Predicting the need for imaging in febrile urinary tract infections

van Nieuwkoop C, et al. Predicting the need for radiologic imaging in adults with febrile urinary tract infection. CID 2010;51(11):1266–1272
A simple clinical prediction rule may predict patients with febrile urinary tract infection who would not benefit from radiologic imaging.