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November 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:289-92

Radiation during cardiovascular imaging

Ariel Roguin, Prashant Nair

Abstract

Introduction Several imaging modalities are available for the optimal management of patients with cardiovascular disease. When assessing any imaging technique, the radiation dose must be considered along with the value of the imaging technique. Coronary artery evaluation using multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) was introduced recently, and this imaging modality is expected by some to become a major new player in the field of cardiac imaging. We hereby summarise the radiation doses associated with MSCT and other currently available cardiovascular imaging techniques. Ionising radiation in medicine The benefit to patients from the medical us

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