CT scans little help in pediatric headache cases

07/30/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Pediatric researchers said CT scans don't often help emergency department physicians diagnosis or manage headaches in young children who have a normal neurologic exam and medical history. Use of the scans add to health care costs and come with a risk of radiation exposure, which is highest in the youngest patients, the authors noted in Pediatrics.

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