AHA Calls Out Heart Scan Radiation Risk

September 29, 2014 8:42 PM

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Radiation exposure should be part of the discussion on cardiac imaging for both referring and performing physicians, according to the American Heart Association.

Whether performing the scans themselves or merely sending patients to imaging centers, physicians should be required to know which cardiac imaging tests use ionizing radiation, understand the basics of exposure, and know the typical dose estimates for the most commonly used cardiac imaging procedure...

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