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An association between in utero exposure to ionising radiation and childhood cancer, in particular leukaemia, was first identified in 1956.1 Subsequent studies have reported similar findings.2 3 To date, all have retrospectively interviewed mothers regarding exposure to diagnostic radiation and are therefore susceptible to recall bias. Little is known about the effects of neonatal exposure to diagnostic radiation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether exposure to diagnostic radiation and ultrasound in utero and during the first 100 days of life is associated with childhood cancer.
A case-control study was chosen as childhood cancer is relatively rare in the UK, affecting 138.6 per million children under 14 years.4 Cases were identified from the …
Competing interests KH is involved in a study utilising MRI during pregnancy. JW and CN-P have nothing to declare.