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A 66-year-old male asked:

I am 66 years old. had already done 4 ct scans in last 20 years. my doctor wants calcium score for the heart done. will be exposed to 11 msv radiation. any risk of cancer? is it safe to get it done, my stress test was negative and echo cardiogram ok?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Suggest getting a second opinion from a cardiologist, as the "calcium score" may not be a significant determination to predict adverse cardiac events.
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