Doctors Say Software Reduces Radiation Exposure from CT Scans

Patients at Cincinnati Children’s are being exposed to significantly less radiation during CT scans because of new technology that allows doctors to more tightly control radiation doses. The first-of-its-kind imaging software reduced overall radiation exposure from CT scans by 37 percent, according to two new studies published online this week in the journal Radiology.

The software – developed and currently in use only at Cincinnati Children’s – mathematically determines the lowest possible radiation dose for the patient before a scan is performed, according to the study led by David Larson, MD, radiology quality and safety director at the medical center and principal architect of the technology.

Used with existing CT scanners, the new software allows radiologists to precisely control the amount of radiation based on the specific size of each patient, while still producing diagnostic-quality images.

Read more about the technology in The Columbus Dispatch , the Business Courier and Science Daily.


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