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Radiation doses in diagnostic imaging for suspected physical abuse
  1. Raylene Rao1,
  2. Diana Browne2,
  3. Brian Lunt2,3,
  4. David Perry2,
  5. Peter Reed4,
  6. Patrick Kelly1,5
  1. 1 Te Puaruruhau (Child Protection Team), Starship Children’s Health, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2 Department of Paediatric Radiology, Starship Children’s Health, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. 3 Auckland City Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand
  4. 4 Children’s Research Centre, Starship Children’s Health, Auckland, New Zealand
  5. 5 Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Patrick Kelly, Te Puaruruhau (Child Protection Team), Starship Children’s Health, Auckland, New Zealand; patrickk{at}adhb.govt.nz

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  • Contributors PK conceptualised the study, reviewed the study protocol and data, revised the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. RR drafted the study protocol, collected data, coordinated data collection, performed initial data analysis, drafted the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. BL collected and performed conversion of data, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. DB helped to conceptualise the study, coordinated and supervised data collection, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. DP helped to conceptualise the study, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. PR performed statistical analysis of the data, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Anonymised data concerning radiation dose may be shared upon request from the corresponding author (ORCID 0000-0002-8813-8877). A data sharing agreement will be generated, and all data will be anonymised prior to sharing.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors PK conceptualised the study, reviewed the study protocol and data, revised the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. RR drafted the study protocol, collected data, coordinated data collection, performed initial data analysis, drafted the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. BL collected and performed conversion of data, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. DB helped to conceptualise the study, coordinated and supervised data collection, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. DP helped to conceptualise the study, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. PR performed statistical analysis of the data, reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Anonymised data concerning radiation dose may be shared upon request from the corresponding author (ORCID 0000-0002-8813-8877). A data sharing agreement will be generated, and all data will be anonymised prior to sharing.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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