Side Effects Of An Angiogram

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CT Heart Scans versus CT Coronary Angiograms

The New York Times featured an article on June 29th that discussed rapidly expanding use of CT scans for the heart. The article discusses the potential for overuse of this and other diagnostic testing when the physician actually owns the device and profits from the volume generated. It also highlights the very substantial radiation exposure of angiograms performed on CT devices.  

However, the article goes on to say that “they expose patients to large doses of radiation, equivalent to at...

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