A Prospective Study of Medical Diagnostic Radiography and Risk of Thyroid Cancer

American Journal of Epidemiology, 03/27/2013

Although diagnostic x–ray procedures provide important medical benefits, cancer risks associated with their exposure are also possible, but not well characterized. The lack of association of thyroid cancer with x–ray procedures that expose the thyroid to higher radiation doses than do dental x–rays underscores the need to conduct a detailed radiation exposure assessment to enable quantitative evaluation of risk.

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