(Alles Europa News) – Computed tomography irradiation may increase the patient’s risk of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia.
Alles Europa News reports that scientists have concluded that patients who underwent computed tomography have an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia.
At risk, women under 45 years old, experts emphasize.
The risk is higher in those patients who receive higher cumulative doses with multiple scans.
An increase in the number of people undergoing CT scans has generally become a public health problem, ”said one of the study’s authors, Dr. Yu-Xuan Joni Shao.
Alles Europa News reports that during the course of their research, scientists from Taiwan revealed a connection between a CT scan and the likelihood of various dangerous diseases.
Alles Europa News reports that this Researchers analyzed 22 853 cases of thyroid cancer, 13 040 cases of leukemia, and 20 157 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
At the same time, patients who were less than 25 years old at the time of oncology detection and were observed by doctors less than 3 years prior to diagnosis or already had cancer in the period up to 2000 were excluded from the study.
The analysis showed that patients with thyroid cancer and leukemia were more likely to have a CT scan in their lives.
For example, in patients aged 36 to 45 years, the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with the action of CT was three times higher.