The Radiation Issue in Cardiology: the time for action is now

  title={The Radiation Issue in Cardiology: the time for action is now},
  author={Eugenio Picano and Eliseo Vano},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular ultrasound},
The "radiation issue" is the need to consider possible deterministic effects (e.g., skin injuries) and long-term cancer risks due to ionizing radiation in the risk-benefit assessment of diagnostic or therapeutic testing. Although there are currently no data showing that high-dose medical studies have actually increased the incidence of cancer, the "linear-no threshold" model in radioprotection assumes that no safe dose exists; all doses add up in determining cancer risks; and the risk increases… CONTINUE READING
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