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Lower-radiation scans could arrive soon at OH hospitals

The Columbus Dispatch, June 21, 2013
New software that takes a patient's height and weight into account can reduce radiation exposure from CT scans by as much as 37 percent, according to new research. Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center developed the software that they say can be used for children and adults. The results of their research were published yesterday in the journal Radiology. The software helps administer safer, more consistent doses, said Dr. David Larson, radiology quality and safety director at the medical center and principal creator of the technology.