Special Issue "Public Health: How Safe Is Cardiac Imaging?"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2009)
Dr. Eugenio Picano
Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: acute and long-term effects of ionizing radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology procedures; health technology assessment; biological and economic sustainability of medical imaging
Dr. Maria Grazia Andreassi
CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Aurelia Sud, Massa, Italy
Medical radiation imaging is the major source of man-made irradiation in western countries. About 5 billion imaging examinations are performed worldwide each year, and cardiac imaging represent >50% of all ionizing radiation examinations, accounting for about two thirds of the total effective dose to patients Individual lifetime patient exposures may well reach values around a cumulative exposure of 100 mSv, corresponding to 5,000 chest x-rays by the execution—one after the other — of a Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT) (15 mSv), a Thallium scan (20–25 mSv), a coronary angiography (6 mSv), a coronary stenting (15 mSv), a follow-up repeat MSCT (again 15 mSv) and Thallium scan (again 20–25 mSv). Unfortunately, physicians show little awareness of the dose of the exam they daily perform or request. The current status of this field of evidence is the subjects of this special issue. In particular, it will comprise manuscripts providing information on population impact, professional and patient exposure from radiation dose in cardiac imaging. In addition, the issue will include also a paper describing the findings of recent studies regarding the use of surrogate biomarker of susceptibility in the assessing long-term risk of heath effects, and the future perspectives of the molecular epidemiology. Based on these contributions, the issue will try to compose a balanced issue in order to increase awareness and knowledge about radiation exposure from cardiac imaging and implications for health risk.
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The Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601) was launched in 2004 and is an Open Access journal, with the main Editorial Office located in Basel, Switzerland. It has been accepted for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, available as the Web of Science and in Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences. Coverage will begin with the 2009 issues. This journal is also abstracted and indexed very rapidly by Chemical Abstracts, MedLine/PubMed and EMBASE. The IJERPH maintains a rapid editorial procedure and a rigorous peer-review system. Well written papers have been peer-reviewed and published in less than 4 weeks from manuscript submission. All papers published in IJERPH have DOI numbers.
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- Cardiac Imaging
- Low-dose radiation
- Interventional Cardiology
- Computed Tomography
- Health Risk
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(5), 1649-1664; doi:10.3390/ijerph6051649
Received: 20 April 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 12 May 2009 / Published: 14 May 2009| Download PDF Full-text (693 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1778-1798; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061778
Received: 4 May 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 5 June 2009 / Published: 10 June 2009| Download PDF Full-text (331 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1882-1893; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061882
Received: 21 April 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 17 June 2009 / Published: 19 June 2009| Download PDF Full-text (483 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Dieter Regulla
Affiliation: Radiprotection Institute, Munich, Germany
Title: Population impact: Medical versus occupational, public and incidental exposure
Author: Eliseo Vano
Affiliation: San Carlos Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Title: Professional exposure in the catheterization laboratory
Author: Richard Semelka
Affiliation: Duke University, USA
Title: Cumulative patient effective dose in cardiology
Last update: 26 June 2009