Radiation exposure from imaging common in kids


Children and teens often get diagnostic tests that expose them to radiation, increasing the risk of cancer later in life, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

“In just a three-year span, 42.5 percent of kids got some form of ionizing radiation from a diagnostic medical procedure,” said Dr. Adam Dorfman, a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, whose study appears in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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