How much Radiation do cardiac tests give me?

We will pick the best test for you. All are safe. If you are worried about radiation doses- don’t be.

We will pick the best test for you. All are safe. If you are worried about radiation doses- don’t be. A dose can be measured in Seiverts. Usually we quote in milliSeiverts (mSv) A 1000 microSeiverts makes a mSv and a 1000 mSv makes a single Seivert. Ultrasound based tests and MRI scans have no radiation involved. A CT calcium scan provides about 1 mSv, which is similar to the radiation from a mammogram. A CT Coronary angiogram ranges from 2 to 7 mSv. Nuclear medicine stress tests ranges from 4 to 10 mSv. The average person receives about 3 millisieverts (mSv) of background radiation per year from natural sources. Written by Dr Malik

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Written by Dr Iqbal Malik

Dr Iqbal Malik is a consultant cardiologist and Medical Director of OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in coronary artery disease and structural heart disease including PFO, ASD and the TAVI procedure.