Advances in Pediatric Research

Advances in Pediatric Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-4529

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Toshiko Kato

Independent Researcher, Department of Pediatrics, Kyoto Seibo Jogakuin Jr. College, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Research   
    Dose dependence of pediatric thyroid cancer prevalence in the 6 years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident
    Author(s): Toshiko Kato*

    Background: After the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, Fukushima Prefecture initiated thyroid ultrasound screening as part of the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS). Regional differences in external radiation dose were often reported not associated with thyroid cancer prevalence in the firstround screening E-I (2011-2013). The association between childhood thyroid cancer and radiation exposure in the 6 years after the accident is studied by analyzing the results of the first and second-round examinations E-I+II (2011-2015). Methods: Dose dependence of thyroid cancer proportion in E-I and E-II for all residents aged ≤18 years at the accident was analyzed for FHMS external dose and UNSCEAR effective dose by regression analysis using Microsoft Excel. Two divisions of Fukushima prefecture, O-model in the order of decreasing ex.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2385-4529.19.6.28

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