Research Findings

Mortality Studies - All Cancers

Work history and radioprotection practices in relation to cancer incidence and mortality in US radiologic technologists performing nuclear medicine procedures (2018)
 Among 72,755 U.S. radiologic technologists who were cancer-free (other than non-melanoma skin cancer) at completion of the third cohort survey (2003-2005), 22,360 had ever performed nuclear medicine (NM) procedures. Compared to technologists who never performed NM procedures, those who ever worked with NM did not have significantly increased risks for cancer incidence or mortality. There was limited evidence that risks varied by type or frequency of procedures performed, radiation protection practices employed, or other work practices.