Exposing the thyroid to radiation: a review of its current extent, risks, and implications.


Radiation exposure of the thyroid at a young age is a recognized risk factor for the development of differentiated thyroid cancer lasting for four decades and probably for a lifetime after exposure. Medical radiation exposure, however, occurs frequently, including among the pediatric population, which is especially sensitive to the effects of radiation. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1210/er.2010-0003


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