Latest Myocardial perfusion imaging Stories
Special issue of journal explores controversy, calls for more balance.
Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer.
Acute heart attack patients received an average total dose of ionizing radiation equal to 725 chest X-rays from medical tests during their hospital stay, according to research presented at the American Heart Associationâ€™s Scientific Sessions 2009.
A U.S. doctor is calling for more research on whether medical imaging risks justify the risks of some medical imaging. Dr. Michael S. Lauer of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute -- part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Increased use of medical scans could have a dangerous impact on the health of Americans under age 65, according to a recent study.
From CT scans to nuclear stress tests, America is receiving skyrocketing rates of radiation through medical imaging. Experts say research is necessary to determine whether the benefits outweigh the known cancer risks of radiation.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) reaffirmed its commitment to patient safety today in responding to a study and accompanying perspective on radiation dose from medical imaging procedures in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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Researchers may be able to predict future severe heart attacks in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a new study.
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