Panicked Parents Demand CT Scans for Kids, But Waiting Is Often Best, Study Finds

Nearly half of all children who are brought into the emergency room for head injuries undergo CT scans, according to the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. But a new study suggests for many of these cases, a CT scan may be unnecessary. Instead, children should be observed in the emergency room for a few hours longer before the physicians make a decision to send them for a CT scan, according to the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. "The general conundrum...Full Story
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