Cardiac imaging modalities with ionizing radiation: the role of informed consent
JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, 06/22/2012
Paterick TE et al. – The high prevalence and mortality related to heart disease in this society has led to increased cardiac imaging with modalities that use ionizing radiation. This paper reviews how physicians can meet the ideals of informed consent when considering cardiac imaging with ionizing radiation, given the limited evidence for risks and benefits. The goal is an informed patient making rational choices based on available medical information.