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How does the radioactivity affect someone after the myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Cancer risk: It is important to remember that tests commonly done, such as myocardial perfusion scans, ct scans, and plain xrays, expose you to radiation. It adds up. There is an increased incidence of cancer many years later. We cannot practice medicine without those tests but they should only be performed when absolutely necessary. You should question the need for tests involving radiation exposure.
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
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