Posts Tagged ‘MPI’

May 5th, 2011

5 Patients Infected With Hepatitis C While Undergoing MPI

Five patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) at a single outpatient clinic in North Carolina were infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) during the procedure, according to a paper published online in the American Journal of Cardoliology. Public health officials from North Carolina and the CDC report that their investigation began in May 2008 […]

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 […]