Cohort Profile: the EPI-CT study: A European pooled epidemiological study to quantify the risk of radiation-induced cancer from paediatric CT

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


  • Marie-Odile Bernier
  • Hélène Baysson
  • Mark S. Pearce
  • Monika Moissonnier
  • Elisabeth Cardis
  • Michael Hauptmann
  • Christoffer Johansen
  • Neige Journy
  • Dominique Laurier
  • Maria Blettner
  • Lucian Le Cornet
  • Roman Pokora
  • Patrycja Gradowska
  • Johanna M. Meulepas
  • Kristina Kjaerheim
  • Tore Istad
  • Hilde Olerud
  • Aste Sovik
  • Maria Bosch de Basea
  • Isabelle Thierry-Chef
  • Magnus Kaijser
  • Arvid Nordenskjöld
  • Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
  • Richard W. Harbron
  • Ausrele Kesminiene

Institutes & Expert groups

  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire
  • Newcastle University - Institute of Health and Society
  • IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • CREAL - Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology
  • NKI - Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • Rigshospitalet - Oncology Clinic - Finsen Center - Late effect Unit
  • IMBEI - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz - Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik
  • Cancer Registry of Norway
  • NPRA - Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority
  • ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute of Global Health
  • KI - Karolinska Institutet - ett medicinskt universitet
  • DCEG - National Cancer Institute - Devision of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics

Documents & links



Medical diagnostic examinations, although delivering low doses of ionizing radiation, are the main man-made source of ionizing radiation exposure for the general population. The number of procedures performed has grown dramatically in high-income countries in recent decades.1 Among these examinations, the use of computed tomography (CT), a highly informative medical imaging technique, has dramatically increased, partly as a result of the ease and speed of image acquisition improvements over the years. These trends are also observed in paediatric CT, which currently represents approximately 11% of all CT examinations.1


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology (Advance Access published July 31,2007)
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018


  • CT, paediatrics, cancer risk

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