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The Biological Effects of Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 10 ]


L. Landini, A. Ripoli, M. F. Santarelli, L. Landini Jr. and V. Positano   Pages 1123 - 1130 ( 8 )


In this paper the authors deal with the main imaging techniques available to clinical cardiologists, with a brief overview of biophysical and biological aspects which are of relevance for the assessment of health effects related to the exposure of patients to both ionizing and non ionizing radiation. A main contribute is the reviewing published evidence on biological effects of radiation, trying to compose a balanced issue in order to increase awareness and knowledge about radiation exposure from cardiac imaging and implications for health risk.


Cardiac imaging,biological effects,ionizing radiation,non-ionizing radiation


, , , , Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Via Diotisalvi, 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy.

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