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There are two reasons. First, at earlier stages of development, cells are more sensitive to radiation. Second, the chance of developing a slow growing cancer is higher in pediatric patients exposed earlier in their life than in patients who are exposed later in their life.
Because of this, pediatric protocols and fast scanners are available and may be used to reduce the radiation dose. For more information, visit The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging's "Image Gently" Campaign.
Download a table of typical effective radiation doses for different types of medical imaging procedures.
Download a wallet card for tracking your lifetime radiation exposure.