Cardiac CT
MedSun: Newsletter #51, August 2010

International Atomic Energy Agency Radiation Protection of Patients (RPOP)

With the current level of knowledge, coronary CTA is not a screening procedure for coronary artery disease. Standard invasive coronary angiography remains the gold standard for evaluation of coronary anatomy. Some position statements on CT coronary artery calcium score screening are available from professional societies. In 2006 a consensus statement of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recommended against CT calcium scoring in asymptomatic individuals.

Additional Information:

International Atomic Energy Agency Radiation Protection of Patients (RPOP). Cardiac CT. 2010.
http://rpop.iaea.org/RPOP/RPoP/Content/InformationFor/HealthProfessionals/1_Radiology/ComputedTomography/CardiacCT.htm

FDA Radiation-Emitting Products. Computerized Tomography (CT). April 4, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/MedicalX-Rays/ucm115317.htm

FDA Radiation-Emitting Products. Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging. February 23, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationSafety/RadiationDoseReduction/ucm199904.htm


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