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Breast Cancer Risk Estimates Increased With Repeated Prior CT And Nuclear Imaging

Coauthors are Choonsik Lee, Ph.D., and Eric Johnson, M.S.

Note: Copies of RSNA 2012 news releases and electronic images will be available online at beginning Monday, Nov. 26.

RSNA is an association of more than 50,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (

Editor's note: The data in these releases may differ from those in the published abstract and those actually presented at the meeting, as researchers continue to update their data right up until the meeting. To ensure you are using the most up-to-date information, please call the RSNA Newsroom at 1-312-949-3233.

For patient-friendly information on CT, visit

  • Increased CT utilization from 2000 to 2010 may increase the risk of breast cancer for certain women.
  • CT uses ionizing radiation in the form of x-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body.
  • Women should not be dissuaded from getting necessary imaging exams.

SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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