Cohort Profile: the EPI-CT study: A European pooled epidemiological study to quantify the risk of radiation-induced cancer from paediatric CT

Marie-Odile Bernier, Hélène Baysson, Mark S. Pearce, Monika Moissonnier, Elisabeth Cardis, Michael Hauptmann, Lara Struelens, Jérémie Dabin, Christoffer Johansen, Neige Journy, Dominique Laurier, Maria Blettner, Lucian Le Cornet, Roman Pokora, Patrycja Gradowska, Johanna M. Meulepas, Kristina Kjaerheim, Tore Istad, Hilde Olerud, Aste SovikMaria Bosch de Basea, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Magnus Kaijser, Arvid Nordenskjöld, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Richard W. Harbron, Ausrele Kesminiene

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Abstract

Medical diagnostic examinations, although delivering low doses of ionizing radiation, are the main man-made source of ionizing radiation exposure for the general population. The number of procedures performed has grown dramatically in high-income countries in recent decades.1 Among these examinations, the use of computed tomography (CT), a highly informative medical imaging technique, has dramatically increased, partly as a result of the ease and speed of image acquisition improvements over the years. These trends are also observed in paediatric CT, which currently represents approximately 11% of all CT examinations.1
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology (Advance Access published July 31,2007)
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2018

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