Risk of cancer from diagnostic X-rays: estimates for the UK and 14 other countries

@article{Gonzlez2004RiskOC,
  title={Risk of cancer from diagnostic X-rays: estimates for the UK and 14 other countries},
  author={Amy Berrington de Gonz{\'a}lez and Sarah C. Darby},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={345-351}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnostic X-rays are the largest man-made source of radiation exposure to the general population, contributing about 14% of the total annual exposure worldwide from all sources. Although diagnostic X-rays provide great benefits, that their use involves some small risk of developing cancer is generally accepted. Our aim was to estimate the extent of this risk on the basis of the annual number of diagnostic X-rays undertaken in the UK and in 14 other developed countries. METHODS We… Expand

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