CT for Minor Pediatric Head Injury 

CT scans are not necessary in the immediate evaluation of minor head injuries; clinical observation / Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network criteria should be used to determine whether imaging is indicated.

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Choosing Wisely Handout: CT Scans for Children with Head Injuries

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Choosing Wisely Handout: Brain Scans for Head Injuries

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Choosing Wisely Topic: Advanced Imaging for Pediatric Febrile Seizuresview more button

ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Head Trauma – Childview more button

Article: R-SCAN: Imaging for Pediatric Minor Head Trauma

Lee S et ak. JACR. In press. 2016.view more button

Article: Identification of Children at Very Low Risk of Clinically-Important Brain Injuries After Head

Kupperman N, et al. The Lancet. 2009; 374:1160–70view more button 

Flyer: ACEP-ACR Partnership Delivers Resources to Help Prepare You for the Futureview more button

Appropriate Imaging Podcast: Pediatric Head Trauma

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Choosing Wisely Video: Request for CT After Pediatric Head Injuryview more button

Presentation: ACR Appropriateness Criteria – Head Trauma

 Buethe J and Nazarian J. University Hospitals Case Medical Center,view more button

Article: The Effect of Observation on Cranial CT for Children After Blunt Head Trauma

Nigrovic LE, et al. Pediatrics. 2011;127(6):1067-1073view more button