Study examines acute heart attack patients' total radiation dosage

11/16/2009 | Eureka! Science News

A study of more than 64,000 patients who received treatment for acute heart attacks found an average of seven tests using ionizing radiation per patient. "We should not withhold necessary, appropriate tests that involve ionizing radiation -- they provide very important information. What we should do is evaluate and understand the clinical indications for tests that involve ionizing radiation," said the lead author.

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