Cancer and low-dose radiation - possible effects of CT scans in childhood [ 2008 - 2013 ]

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Researchers: Prof John Mathews (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Chris Kelman A/Pr Stacy Goergen Dr Graham Byrnes Dr James Dowty
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Brief description Despite 100 years of research there is uncertainty about effects of low dose radiation from background and medical X-rays. We will measure the incidence of cancer in Australians exposed to CT scans (medical X-rays) as children between 1985 and 2005. Our results, from follow-up to 2009, will show whether there is a small but signicantly increased risk of cancer and guide further improvement in radiation safety standards if these prove to be necessary.

Funding Amount $AUD 476,650.57

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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