Best practices for minimizing radiation exposure among clinicians

05/20/2013 |

Hospitals can reduce their personnel's risk of radiation exposure from myocardial perfusion imaging tests by rotating staff, giving workers lead aprons, improving scheduling of tests and avoiding repeated contact with patients following MPI, according to a letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that assessed occupational exposure to radiation. The researchers evaluated radiation measurements in 56 patients who were referred for single-day Tc-99m sestamibi MPI.

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