The use of the Statscan digital X-ray unit in paediatric polytrauma

Pediatr Radiol. 2009 May;39(5):433-7. doi: 10.1007/s00247-008-1053-0. Epub 2008 Dec 9.


We present a 3-year review of clinical paediatric experience with the Statscan (Lodox Systems, Johannesburg, South Africa), a low-dose, digital, whole-body, slit-scanning X-ray machine. While focusing on the role of the unit in paediatric polytrauma, insight into its applications in other paediatric settings is provided.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Humans
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pediatrics / instrumentation*
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / instrumentation*