CANCER RISKS FROM LOW-DOSE IONISING RADIATION FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL PROCEDURES

Grant number: 1084197 | Funding period: 2015 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

Our study investigates cancer risk following exposure to low doses of ionising radiation from medical procedures. Our first major paper linked over 800,000 CT exposures to cancer outcomes in a cohort of almost 11 million young Australians, and found that CT exposure predicted an increased incidence of leukaemia and most solid cancers. In our ongoing work we will incorporate nuclear medicine and other diagnostic x-rays, and estimate radiation dose for individual procedures and to specific organs.

University of Melbourne Researchers