Individual Study / USRT

US Radiologic Technologists Cohort

US Radiologic Technologists Cohort

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Initiatives -
Start Year
1982
End Year
2015
Funding
Intramural Research Program of the Division of Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Abigail Ukwuani
    National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Cari Meinhold Kitahara
    National Institutes of Health

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The study conducted four major surveys during 1983-2014. Additionally, follow-up questionnaires were sent to Fourth Survey responders who reported working with radioisotope or fluoroscopically-guided procedures to obtain more detailed information about work practices and exposures related to these procedures.

Marker Paper

Simon SL, Preston DL, Linet MS, Miller JS, Sigurdson AJ, Alexander BH, Kwon D, Yoder RC, Bhatti P, Little MP, Rajaraman P, Melo D, Drozdovitch V, Weinstock RM, Doody MM. Radiation organ doses received in a nationwide cohort of U.S. radiologic technologists: methods and findings. Radiat Res. 2014 Nov;182(5):507-28. doi: 10.1667/RR13542.1. Epub 2014 Oct 31.

PUBMED 25361400

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
146,022
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Current and former radiologic technologists.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://radtechstudy.nci.nih.gov/