CT Scans May Reduce Rather than Increase the Risk of Cancer

@inproceedings{Scott2008CTSM,
  title={CT Scans May Reduce Rather than Increase the Risk of Cancer},
  author={Ph. D. Bobby R. Scott and Ph. D. Charles L. Sanders and Ron E. J. Mitchel and Dr. Ir. M. Menco B. Ph. and Douglas R Boreham},
  year={2008}
}
  • Ph. D. Bobby R. Scott, Ph. D. Charles L. Sanders, +2 authors Douglas R Boreham
  • Published 2008
Extrapolating from data on atomic bomb survivors on the basis of the linear no-threshold (LNT) model as applied to radiation exposure, a recent paper concludes that within a few decades 1.5–2 percent of all cancers in the U.S. population could be caused by current rates of use of computed tomography (CT). This paper ignores the other war-related exposures of the Japanese population, which would be expected to shift the dose-response relationship for cancer induction to the left. Moreover, the… CONTINUE READING
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