Management decisions for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly affect patient radiation exposure

September 1, 2014Volume 14, Issue 9, Pages 1984–1990 Steven M. Presciutti, MD; Teja Karukanda, BS; and Mark Lee, MD Abstract Background context Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients treated before the 1990s have a 1% to 2% increased lifetime risk of developing breast and thyroid cancer as a result of ionizing radiation from plain radiographs. Although present […]