Scientists from Taiwan found that CT has the most negative effect on women and young people under the age of 45, a study in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum says.
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Researchers examined 22 853 cases of thyroid cancer, 13 040 cases of leukemia, and 20 157 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The data was studied from 2000 to 2013, specialists monitored the history of medication, family history, lifestyle, medical interventions and examinations.
Computed tomography is important but dangerous
The authors of the study found that computed tomography not only increases the risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia, but also increases the risks of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in young people.
CT has extraordinary diagnostic capabilities, however, ionizing radiation and x-rays provoke a mutation in the cells of a living organism, which can cause cancer.
When sending a patient to this procedure, the doctor must take into account the history of medical interventions and diagnostics, as well as adhere to all standards.