The Biological Effects of Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging

Author(s): L. Landini , A. Ripoli , M. F. Santarelli , L. Landini Jr. , V. Positano .

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 15 , Issue 10 , 2009


In this paper the authors deal with the main imaging techniques available to clinical cardiologists, with a brief overview of biophysical and biological aspects which are of relevance for the assessment of health effects related to the exposure of patients to both ionizing and non ionizing radiation. A main contribute is the reviewing published evidence on biological effects of radiation, trying to compose a balanced issue in order to increase awareness and knowledge about radiation exposure from cardiac imaging and implications for health risk.

Keywords: Cardiac imaging, biological effects, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation

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Year: 2009
Page: [1123 - 1130]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138161209787846919
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