Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Pearce2012RadiationEF,
  title={Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Mark Stephen Pearce and Jane A. Salotti and Mark P. Little and Kieran M. C. McHugh and Choonsik Lee and Kwang Pyo Kim and Nicola L. Howe and C{\'e}cile M. Ronckers and Preetha Rajaraman and Alan W. Craft and L. Neergaard Parker and Amy Berrington de Gonz{\'a}lez},
  booktitle={The Lancet},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Although CT scans are very useful clinically, potential cancer risks exist from associated ionising radiation, in particular for children who are more radiosensitive than adults. We aimed to assess the excess risk of leukaemia and brain tumours after CT scans in a cohort of children and young adults. METHODS In our retrospective cohort study, we included patients without previous cancer diagnoses who were first examined with CT in National Health Service (NHS) centres in England… CONTINUE READING
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