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References

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  1. National Cancer Institute (2012). Radiation risks and pediatric computed tomography (CT): A guide for health care providers. Available online: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes/radiation/radiation-risks-pediatric-CT.

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  • American Nuclear Society (2011). Estimate your personal annual radiation dose. Available online: http://www.ans.org/pi/resources/dosechart/docs/dosechart.pdf.

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  • National Cancer Institute (2012). Radiation risks and pediatric computed tomography (CT): A guide for health care providers. Available online: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes/radiation/radiation-risks-pediatric-CT.

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