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Many chest x rays in children deemed unnecessary
Many chest x rays in children deemed unnecessary (December 5, 2014 - Insidermedicine)
From Minnesota - Many chest x-rays in children may be unnecessary, according to a report presented at the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers studied over 700 x ray exams, nearly 400 of which were ordered for chest pain. Participants ranged in age from newborn to 17 years old. Results showed that in 88% of patients, these x ray exams did not alter clinical treatment.
 
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