Cardiac Testing May Put Younger Adults at Radiation Risk

Nearly one in 10 adults under age 65 in the United States gets radiation exposure from cardiac imaging over a given three-year period, researchers have found. The researchers analyzed administrative claims from a major U.S. insurer for more than 90,000 nonelderly adults who underwent at least one cardiac imaging procedure. They found that 89 per 1,000 received an effective dose of ionizing radiation from the procedures greater than what these patients would normally receive through exposure to...Full Story
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