Medical Imaging

Edition: 
Fall 2009

For more information about the risks associated with medical imaging, go to www.xrayrisk.com The following charts, available at that website, were published by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 2005 in their report, Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2.

Graph 1: Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer from Exposure to Radiation

Table 2