Posts Tagged ‘cardiac CT’

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April 28th, 2014

Patient-Centered Imaging: How Best to Communicate the Benefits and Risks of Testing

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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?

How aware are you of the risks of radiation exposure from fluoroscopic procedures?


May 18th, 2011

The Curse of the Mummy: Coronary Artery Disease?

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

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 […]