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Title: Diagnostic radiography and adult acute myeloid leukaemia: an interview and medical chart review study.

Authors: Pogoda, J M; Nichols, P W; Ross, R K; Stram, D O; Thomas, D C; Preston-Martin, S

Published In Br J Cancer, (2011 Apr 26)

Abstract: Aetiology of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is not well understood, perhaps because of its distinct subtypes. High-dose ionising radiation is a known risk factor, but less is known about risk from low-dose exposure such as from diagnostic radiography.Subjects were 412 matched case-control pairs. Ten-year subject histories of diagnostic radiography were based on interview and medical records.There was no convincing association between AML risk and ionising radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging procedures, either for AML overall or for any AML subtype.The association between diagnostic radiography and AML risk remains uncertain.

PubMed ID: 21522150 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Adult; Aged; California/epidemiology; Case-Control Studies; Female; Humans; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/epidemiology*; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/ethnology; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/etiology*; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/pathology; Male; Medical Records; Middle Aged; Radiography/adverse effects*; Retrospective Studies; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires

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