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Increased Risk of Radiation-Induced Cataracts Among NM Technologists


Background: During the past decade, a reevaluation of radiation dose data has suggested that the dose limit for radiation-induced cataract generation is substantially lower than previously thought. Objective: To evaluate the cataract incidence among a large group of nuclear medicine (NM) technologists. Methods: This study was based on a questionnaire survey, conducted during the past 15 years of 42,545 technologists who had performed on average at least 1 NM procedure per week. The more...
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