[Thorotrast-induced liver cancer: results of the German thorotrast study].

  title={[Thorotrast-induced liver cancer: results of the German thorotrast study].},
  author={Gerhard van Kaick and Malte L. Bahner and Dagmar Liebermann and Hardi Luehrs and Horst Wesch},
  journal={Der Radiologe},
  volume={39 8},
AIMS The X-ray contrast medium Thorotrast, used worldwide between 1930 to 1950 predominantly for arteriography, consisted of a colloidal solution of thorium dioxide. The radioactive thorium-232 (half-life 1.4x10(10) years) is stored lifelong in the organs of the reticulo-endothelial system after intravascular injection, causing chronic exposure to alpha radiation. The aim of the German Thorotrast study is the assessment of radiation late effects and the calculation of risk estimates. MATERIAL… CONTINUE READING