April 28th, 2014
Patient-Centered Imaging: How Best to Communicate the Benefits and Risks of Testing
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD and John Ryan, MD
Andrew Einstein discusses his JACC paper on shared-decision making for cardiac imaging procedures that expose the patient to radiation.
August 11th, 2013
Radiation Exposure in the Cath Lab: A Radioactive Topic?
Reza Fazel, MD, MSc
How aware are you of the risks of radiation exposure from fluoroscopic procedures?
May 18th, 2011
The Curse of the Mummy: Coronary Artery Disease?
Larry Husten, PHD
Could the real curse of the mummy be coronary artery disease? Despite strict adherence to the original Mediterranean diet and a complete lack of tobacco, trans fats, and refined sugars, an Egyptian princess who died around 1550 BC is the first person in history to receive a diagnosis of coronary artery disease. A CT scan of […]
July 23rd, 2010
Radiation Exposure in Cardiac Imaging
Jersey Chen, MD MPH
CardioExchange welcomes Jersey Chen to discuss his recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , which describes radiation exposure from cardiac imaging procedures in the general population. Chen and his colleagues concluded that “cardiac imaging procedures lead to substantial radiation exposure and effective doses for many patients in the U.S.” Your paper […]