Patients who've had a nuclear imaging study with radioactive tracers become, themselves, radiation emitters; now researchers in Boston have tried to quantify that risk to others.
Boston, MA - Patients who've had a nuclear imaging study with radioactive tracers become, themselves, radiation emitterssomething that hospital staff should keep in mind, say researchers in a new analysis trying to quantify that risk. Their research letter is published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology .
While there are plenty of studies addressing radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging tests, there's scant information on how much radiation is emitted from patients who have undergone myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), Dr Connie Tsao (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA) and colleagues write. Read full article »