Posted on June 07, 2012
Children and young adults scanned multiple times by computed tomography (CT), a commonly used diagnostic tool, have a small increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan. These findings are from a study of more than 175,000 children and young adults that was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, England.The results of the study were published online in Lancet on June 7, 2012.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study
Feature article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin
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