Cumulative radiation exposure in children with cystic fibrosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124875
Title:
Cumulative radiation exposure in children with cystic fibrosis.
Authors:
O'Reilly, R; Ryan, S; Donoghue, V; Saidlear, C; Twomey, E; Slattery, D M
Affiliation:
Children's University Hospital, Temple St, Dublin 1. roreilly@imperial.ac.uk
Citation:
Cumulative radiation exposure in children with cystic fibrosis. 2010, 103 (2):43-6 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124875
PubMed ID:
20666054
Abstract:
This retrospective study calculated the cumulative radiation dose for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) attending a tertiary CF centre. Information on 77 children with a mean age of 9.5 years, a follow up time of 658 person years and 1757 studies including 1485 chest radiographs, 215 abdominal radiographs and 57 computed tomography (CT) scans, of which 51 were thoracic CT scans, were analysed. The average cumulative radiation dose was 6.2 (0.04-25) mSv per CF patient. Cumulative radiation dose increased with increasing age and number of CT scans and was greater in children who presented with meconium ileus. No correlation was identified between cumulative radiation dose and either lung function or patient microbiology cultures. Radiation carries a risk of malignancy and children are particularly susceptible. Every effort must be made to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure in these patients whose life expectancy is increasing.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Child; Cystic Fibrosis; Female; Humans; Ileus; Male; Radiation Dosage; Radiography, Thoracic; Retrospective Studies; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Ren
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorDonoghue, Ven
dc.contributor.authorSaidlear, Cen
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Een
dc.contributor.authorSlattery, D Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-16T15:52:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-16T15:52:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationCumulative radiation exposure in children with cystic fibrosis. 2010, 103 (2):43-6 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666054-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124875-
dc.description.abstractThis retrospective study calculated the cumulative radiation dose for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) attending a tertiary CF centre. Information on 77 children with a mean age of 9.5 years, a follow up time of 658 person years and 1757 studies including 1485 chest radiographs, 215 abdominal radiographs and 57 computed tomography (CT) scans, of which 51 were thoracic CT scans, were analysed. The average cumulative radiation dose was 6.2 (0.04-25) mSv per CF patient. Cumulative radiation dose increased with increasing age and number of CT scans and was greater in children who presented with meconium ileus. No correlation was identified between cumulative radiation dose and either lung function or patient microbiology cultures. Radiation carries a risk of malignancy and children are particularly susceptible. Every effort must be made to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure in these patients whose life expectancy is increasing.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshCystic Fibrosis-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIleus-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRadiation Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Thoracic-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleCumulative radiation exposure in children with cystic fibrosis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChildren's University Hospital, Temple St, Dublin 1. roreilly@imperial.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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