Computed tomography in childhood increases the riskfuture cancer

Update: February 2019

Today computed tomography is widely used for
diagnosis of diseases and injuries in children. Research results
show that frequent CT scan by children increases the risk
the occurrence of brain tumors and leukemia. With standard
radiation doses, 2-3 examinations of a child under 15 years of age are enough and
the probability of developing a brain tumor increases by 3 times, the risk
Leukemia rises 3 times with 5-10 examinations.

After the bombing of atomic weapons in Japan,
studies have found that radiation exposure increases the risk
the occurrence of oncology in children is much more than in adults. BUT
computed tomography has a radiation level of 10
times above radiological. Therefore, the widespread use of CT
is of concern to scientists all over the world about his


However, the need for its implementation is indisputable when, for example,
a child has a brain injury or suspected appendicitis (see
signs of appendicitis in children) when there is a question of life. Last thing
a study conducted by scientists in the UK from the University
Newcastle, aims to study the effect of irradiation on almost 178
Thousands of children who underwent a CT scan from 1980 to 2002

КТ увеличивает риск рака у детейМарк С.Пирс доктор наук
from the University of Newcastle said at a press conference the following
�”There is a link between the risk of developing oncology in children and CT
examination, but it increases the risk of cancer in more adult
age. Scientists have calculated that after such a diagnosis in children
up to 10 years for 10 thousand cases you can expect 1 case of leukemia and 1
case of a brain tumor.

Andrew J. Einstein, Tomography Specialist, Ph.D. Honey. center
Колумбийского университета в СШBUT говорит, что за последние 10 лет
There are changes in the use of CT, the new equipment is now
equipped with a dose reduction option and tomography specialists
weigh and optimize radiation doses. Therefore risks
use of CT should be reevaluated. However, the results
research confirms what should be done with great care
refers to this diagnosis and if possible avoid unnecessary
pediatric CT examinations.

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