Cancer And Low-Dose Radiation - Possible Effects Of Ct Scans In Childhood

Grant number: 509190 | Funding period: 2008 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Despite 100 years of research there is uncertainty about effects of low dose radiation from background and medical X-rays. We will measure the incidence of cancer in Australians exposed to CT scans (medical X-rays) as children between 1985 and 2005. Our results, from follow-up to 2009, will show whether there is a small but signicantly increased risk of cancer and guide further improvement in radiation safety standards if these prove to be necessary.