• Thyroid doses for various dermatologic radiation techniques were measured with thermoluminescent dosimeters and ionization rate meters in an Alderson-Rando anthropomorphic phantom. The effects of changes in radiation quality and of the use or nonuse of treatment cones and thyroid shields were evaluated in detail. The results indicate that the potential risk of radiogenic thyroid cancer is very small when proper radiation protection measures are used. The probability of radiogenic thyroid cancer developing and the potential mortality risk were assessed quantitatively for each measurement. The quantification of radiation risks allows comparisons with risks of other therapeutic modalities and the common hazards of daily life.
(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:383-390)
Goldschmidt H, Gorson RO, Lassen M. Dermatologic Radiotherapy and Thyroid CancerDose Measurements and Risk Quantification. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(5):383-390. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650290023011