Cardiac CT in women: clinical application and considerations

Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 04/06/2012

The safety issue of radiation exposure with cardiac CT warrants special consideration for women. Concern for radiation–related cancer risks and organ–specific dose delivered to the breast is being addressed by radiation–reducing techniques. Future technologic advances in CT may allow for simultaneous screening for coronary heart disease (CHD) and other disease processes, such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, and visceral adiposity in one routine test.

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