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Computed tomography in children with cystic fibrosis: a new way to reduce radiation dose
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    CXR and HRCT in cystic fibrosis.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Jiménez et al reporting the use of low dose, high resolution computer tomography (HRCT) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the excellent commentary from Langton-Hewer in the May issue. We agree with Langton-Hewer’s conclusion that whilst HRCT’s provide an earlier and detailed insight into progression of CF related lung disease, they offer limited advantages to...

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    CT radiation dose
    • Kieran McHugh, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
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      • Catherine Owens

    Dear Editor,

    We read the paper by Jimenez et al with interest regarding the potential role of limited slice high resolution CT (HRCT) in children with cystic fibrosis (1). Studies such as this utilising fewer CT sections at greater intervals in children with diffuse lung disease warrant further evaluation. We certainly agree with the authors’ assertion that CT should be used judiciously in children and that tec...

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