Radiation exposure to patients receiving routine scoliosis radiography measured at depth in an anthropomorphic phantom

J Pediatr Orthop. Jul-Aug 1990;10(4):532-4.


Concern about the amount of radiation received during scoliosis evaluation and treatment led us to measure radiation exposure in an anthropomorphic phantom to determine the increased risk of breast cancer in young women with scoliosis. Assuming that 22 radiographic examinations were performed over the course of scoliosis treatment, the increased relative risk of breast cancer was determined to be 0.22% in these patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Breast / radiation effects*
  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Models, Statistical
  • Radiation Monitoring*
  • Radiography
  • Risk Factors
  • Scoliosis / diagnostic imaging*