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RISK OF RADIATION EXPOSURE: A CT 3D image of the heart. The lifetime risk of cancer for various heart imaging procedures varies by age and sex.

Heart scans and cancer risk

Lower the risk of cancer by choosing a procedure that is non-invasive and has the lowest radiation dose
Nov 1, 2014 5:50 AM

MR A saw me for a second opinion. Within two years, he had undergone five invasive coronary angiograms (ICA) and multiple percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for blockage of his three major heart arteries.

ICA involves the insertion of plastic tubes through arteries in the leg or