Radiation Exposure linked to thyroid cancer in healthcare workers

Equivalent dose was compared with annual dose limits for workers in order to determine the maximum number of procedures per year that each physician could perform. Among the health check-up female, the thyroid cysts were present in 499 female (18,9%) and diffuse parenchymal changes were noted in 221 subjects (8,4%). Certain occupational exposures have been linked to the risk of thyroid cancer; however, results have been inconclusive (1.Equivalent dose was compared with annual dose limits for workers in order to determine the maximum number of procedures per year that each physician could perform. Certain occupational exposures have been linked to the risk of thyroid cancer; however, results have been inconclusive (1.BEIR VII, UNSCEAR, ICRP risk models evaluate Lifetime Attributable Risk (LAR) of radiation induced cancer and fatal cancer as a function of absorbed dose received by organ or tissue of the exposed person.

What type of radiation exposure causes thyroid cancer?

Until now, radiation is largely used in clinical diagnostics and therapy with remarkable clinical benefits for patients. Several studies have pointed to an increased risk of thyroid cancer in children because of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons or power plant accidents. Reconstruction of individual thyroid doses for case-control study of thyroid cancer among Ukrainian Chernobyl cleanup workers. An argument for the latter hypothesis may be that in Belarus, the EOR for hypothyroidism was higher in rural than in urban residents.

Can exposure to radiation cause thyroid problems?

There was a suggestion of a significant correlation between thyroid dose and the relative risk of Graves’ disease in atomic bomb survivors (P %3D 0,1, in ref. It is thought that risk is higher for people who have had multiple exposures and for people exposed at a younger age. Table 2 Thyroid doses due to 131I intake at different ages and by country of residence among subjects of the case-control study of thyroid cancer in Belarus and Russia (5.There was a suggestion of a significant correlation between thyroid dose and the relative risk of Graves’ disease in atomic bomb survivors (P %3D 0,1, in ref. Table 2 Thyroid doses due to 131I intake at different ages and by country of residence among subjects of the case-control study of thyroid cancer in Belarus and Russia (5.Radiation thyroid doses are also classified as “instrumental doses, which are estimated using individual-based radiation measurements, and ‘modelled’ doses, which are estimated using dosimetry models. For more information on how to protect yourself with radiation detection badges go to radiationsafety.com

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