Paucis Verbis: Lifetime attributable risk of cancer from CT

Jun 10, 11
Paucis Verbis: Lifetime attributable risk of cancer from CT

How great would it be if you could give patients concrete numbers when you are talking about cancer risk and CT? Well, Dr. Hans Rosenberg (Univ of Ottawa)  has come up with just such a table.

Using this table you can say that the risk is about “one in …”

PV Card: Cancer Risk from CT


Adapted from [1]
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Reference

  1. Smith-Bindman R. Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009;169(22):2078. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.427

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Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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