Heart CT Means High Radiation Exposure

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A test commonly ordered by cardiologists across the country to diagnose heart disease exposes patients to radiation doses equivalent to 600 chest X-rays, researchers have found.

The test is called a cardiac CT angiogram, or cardiac CTA for short, and it is a relatively new way to look for potentially dangerous blockages in the heart arteries.

The study, released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to look at radiation exposure from this test, and it is important because of the risk for developing cancer from radiation exposure.



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