Research and analysis

Medical x-rays: radiation risks by age and sex of patient

This report (HPA-CRCE-028) examines the lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer to the patient and the risk of harmful heritable effects in their children.

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Radiation risks from medical x-ray examinations as a function of the age and sex of the patient (HPA-CRCE-028)

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In this document the radiation risks from medical x-ray examinations have been evaluated as a function of the age and sex of the patient in terms, separately, of the lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer to the patient and the risk of deleterious heritable effects appearing in the progeny of the patient.