Hospital implements measures to reduce patients' radiation exposure

01/20/2013 | American City Business Journals

Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh has initiated a program to reduce patients' radiation exposure during a common heart scan. The hospital said patients undergoing the test are now receiving just 25% of the radiation they would have been exposed to two to three years ago. Dr. Indu Poornima, medical director of nuclear cardiology at the hospital, said the reduction in radiation exposure did not negatively affect findings.

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