Ionising radiation in infancy and adult cognitive function

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7439.582-b (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:582

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  1. Per Hall, associate professor (per.hall@meb.ki.se),
  2. Marie Lundell, hospital physicist
  1. Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, S-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Department of Hospital Physics, Karolinska University Hospital, S-171 76 Stockholm

    EDITOR—We agree with Meara et al that optimising computed tomography protocols is crucial.

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