Radiation Safety in Heart Imaging Tests | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment: Useful information for patients undergoing cardiac testing.  The 10 questions are excessive.  Patients should be sure they understand the answers to questions 1,2 4 & 9.


Recent public concern regarding radiation exposure in a cardiac test provides an important opportunity for all patients to discuss with their doctors the benefits and risk of testing. Within the medical community, there is controversy regarding the projected cancer risk resulting from radiation exposure during cardiac testing, such as a nuclear scan or catheterization. Research experts studying the projected cancer risk agree that there is a very low risk of cancer following radiation exposure during medical testing for certain procedures including a nuclear scan or catheterization.