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How to Apply ALARA to Guide Imaging in Children With Hydrocephalus?

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Objective: To evaluate the use of the as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principle to guide the imaging approach in children with surgically treated hydrocephalus. Design/Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective review of the literature and institutional experience in imaging guidelines for children with hydrocephalus. Results: Between 2009, when rapid-sequence MRI was first utilized, and 2015, 630 children with hydrocephalus have been treated with either placement of a more...
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