Cancer and low-dose radiation - possible effects of CT scans in childhood
Grant number: 509190 | Funding period: 2008 - 2013
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.
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CT DOSIMETRY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN COHORT DATA LINKAGE STUDY
Zoe Brady, Anna Forsythe, Jasmine McBain-Miller, Katrina J Scurrah, Nicolas Smoll, Yaqi Lin, Choonsik Lee, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Leo J Roberts, John D Mathews
Children undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans have an increased risk of cancer in subsequent years, but it is unclear how muc..
CT scans in childhood predict subsequent brain cancer: Finite mixture modelling can help separate reverse causation scans from those that may be causal
Nicolas R Smoll, John D Mathews, Katrina J Scurrah
BACKGROUND: Excess brain cancers observed after computed tomography (CT) scans could be caused by ionizing radiation. However, as ..