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Halving the radiation dose in cardiac perfusion imaging is now 'feasible'
Date:5/17/2011

ocols. Indeed, the clinical results identified with the half-does protocol were equivalent to those determined by full dose imaging. But significantly, the half dose protocol reduced radiation exposure to a minimum of 1.9 mSv in one-third of our patients, far below the dose range we see in conventional perfusion scanning.

"Clearly, we cannot be certain what the long-term benefit of reducing radiation exposure might be, but theoretically it would seem important."


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