Radiation dose in cardiac imaging: How should it affect clinical decisions?

Brian P Shapiro, Patricia J. Mergo, David F. Snipelisky, Birgit Kantor, Thomas C. Gerber

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to discuss whether and how the risks of exposure to ionizing radiation should affect clinical decision making in patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease. CONCLUSION. Although the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and frequency of diagnostic testing has risen dramatically, cardiovascular mortality has declined. Earlier and more accurate detection of cardiovascular disease may play an important role. Concerns regarding excessive radiation exposure from cardiovascular imaging have been raised. Efforts to reduce exposure have included selection of appropriate patients for cardiovascular testing, technologic advances, educational resources, and a directed patient-centered approach to testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-514
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume200
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Radiation
Ionizing Radiation
Patient Selection
Mortality
Clinical Decision-Making
Radiation Exposure

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Radiation exposure
  • Single-photon emission CT myocardial perfusion imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Radiation dose in cardiac imaging : How should it affect clinical decisions? / Shapiro, Brian P; Mergo, Patricia J.; Snipelisky, David F.; Kantor, Birgit; Gerber, Thomas C.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 200, No. 3, 03.2013, p. 508-514.

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Shapiro, Brian P ; Mergo, Patricia J. ; Snipelisky, David F. ; Kantor, Birgit ; Gerber, Thomas C. / Radiation dose in cardiac imaging : How should it affect clinical decisions?. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013 ; Vol. 200, No. 3. pp. 508-514.
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