Reducing the lifetime risk of cancer from spinal radiographs among people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Lvy1996ReducingTL,
  title={Reducing the lifetime risk of cancer from spinal radiographs among people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Arielle L{\'e}vy and Mark S. Goldberg and Nancy E. Mayo and James A. Hanley and Beno{\^i}t Poitras},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 13},
  pages={1540-7; discussion 1548}
}
STUDY DESIGN Data from a retrospective cohort study of people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were combined with information on full-spinal radiographs to estimate contemporary x-ray doses and lifetime risks for development of cancer. OBJECTIVES To project the lifetime risk for development of cancer from diagnostic radiographs for people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although a twofold excess risk for breast cancer has been reported for women treated… CONTINUE READING

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