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Vol 15, No 1 (2012)
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Patient exposure to ionising radiation due to nuclear medicine cardiac procedures

Jacek Kuśmierek, Anna Płachcińska
Nucl. Med. Rev 2012;15(1):71-74.

open access

Vol 15, No 1 (2012)
Reviews
Published online: 2012-04-24
Submitted: 2012-04-26
Accepted: 2012-04-26

Abstract

Nuclear cardiology procedures are among the most extensivelyperformed radionuclide studies. Procedures for the assessmentof myocardial perfusion, contractile function and metabolismhave gained a prominent position in clinical practice. Healthrisk to patients from radiopharmaceuticals results only fromexposure to ionizing radiation. Nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures,including the cardiological ones, are accompanied bya very small risk of radiation induced malignant tumours. Deathrisk from stress and rest perfusion of myocardium (effective doseof about10 mSv) could be estimated as lower than 0.1 per mille.

Abstract

Nuclear cardiology procedures are among the most extensivelyperformed radionuclide studies. Procedures for the assessmentof myocardial perfusion, contractile function and metabolismhave gained a prominent position in clinical practice. Healthrisk to patients from radiopharmaceuticals results only fromexposure to ionizing radiation. Nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures,including the cardiological ones, are accompanied bya very small risk of radiation induced malignant tumours. Deathrisk from stress and rest perfusion of myocardium (effective doseof about10 mSv) could be estimated as lower than 0.1 per mille.
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Keywords

nuclear cardiology, radiation risk, effective dose, radiation induced tumour

About this article
Title

Patient exposure to ionising radiation due to nuclear medicine cardiac procedures

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2012)

Pages

71-74

Published online

2012-04-24

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2012;15(1):71-74.

Keywords

nuclear cardiology
radiation risk
effective dose
radiation induced tumour

Authors

Jacek Kuśmierek
Anna Płachcińska

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