September 29th, 2014
American Heart Association: Pay More Attention to Radiation in Imaging Procedures
Larry Husten, PHD
The American Heart Association is urging physicians to better understand the risks of radiation in cardiac imaging procedures. When ordering these procedures physicians should understand the appropriate use of each procedure, the radiation dose associated with the procedure, and the risks associated with that dose. Both the risks and benefits should be fully explained and discussed […]
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.
January 10th, 2014
ESC Spotlights Growing Problem of Radiation Exposure in Cardiology
Larry Husten, PHD
Both medical professionals and patients have a general sense that radiation used in medical imaging and procedures carries some danger, but they often underestimate the risk. And certainly most are unaware of the increasingly large proportion of the problem occurring during cardiology procedures. “Cardiologists today are the true contemporary radiologists,” said Eugenio Picano, lead author of […]
August 30th, 2013
Will New Scanner Technology Reduce Radiation from CT Angiography?
Kavitha M Chinnaiyan, M.D., Gilbert L Raff, BS, MD and John Ryan, MD
Kavitha Chinnaiyan and Gilbert L. Raff discuss their study group’s nonrandomized investigation of using new scanner technology to reduce radiation from coronary CT angiography in the context of an ongoing quality-improvement program.
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?
April 17th, 2013
Cardio Oncology: Counseling Women on The Cardiovascular Risks of Radiation Therapy
John Ryan, MD
What to tell women with breast cancer about the cardiovascular risks of radiation therapy for breast cancer.
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 […]