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How Boston Children’s reduces radiation exposure

The medical journal The Lancet recently released a study that reports that children who get multiple computed tomography (CT) scans are at slightly increased risk for brain cancer and leukemia.

While the news may alarm parents, it’s something Boston Children’s Hospital has been aware of for some time. In fact, Boston Children’s has for years been at the forefront of a movement to reduce the levels of radiation exposure to young patients.

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Children's radiologist works with Nepal hospital

 

George Taylor, MD
George Taylor, MD

 George Taylor, MD, a Children’s Hospital radiologist, recently traveled 7,385 miles from Boston to Kathmandu, to teach and consult with the newly revamped radiology department at Patan Hospital, a city hospital taking care of poor and indigent families from across Nepal.
 
Taylor, who was accompanied by his daughter, Kate, a third- year pediatric resident at Children’s, as well as Dr. Nancy Barnett, a close friend and pediatric dermatologist, says the trip left him feeling inspired by the dedication of the doctors at Patan Hospital. “We saw them take care of very sick children with compassion and a great deal of clinical judgment in an environment where resources were very limited,” he says.

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