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Radiologists use lights, films to soothe children

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Instead of sterile white light, flowing patterns of yellow, red, purple, green and blue dappled the walls. There were no scary instruments or metal objects in sight. The only machine was a CT, or computed tomography, scan in off-white and soft-yellow tones. An animated film played on the wall.

'He thought he was at the movies and asked for popcorn,' Jack's mother Cindy said.

Six months after it was opened, the new radiology room has resulted in lower doses of radiation in young patients, because fewer re-scans are needed, doctor John Anastos said.

'We have very tangible results,' he said.
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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