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What are the potential risks to my child after exposure to radiological imaging?

The individual risk from radiological imaging is quite small when compared to the benefits that it can provide through helping with accurate diagnosis. Still, unnecessary radiation exposure during medical procedures should be avoided.

The lowest radiation dose necessary is used for providing an image from which an accurate diagnosis can be made.

Here is a resource for tips for parents:


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