Imaging procedures increase cancer risk Full Text
The Clinical Advisor, 02/11/2011
Blazek N – Low doses of ionizing radiation from cardiac imaging procedures after acute myocardial infarction may increase patients' risk for cancer, study findings. In a cohort of 82,921 patients cancer risk increased by 3% with every 10–millisievert (mSv) of low–dose ionizing radiation. All patients experienced a myocardial infarction between April 1996 and March 2006, and had been included in an administrative claims database.