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Interventional-related radiation exposure skyrockets in developing world

The booming growth of fluoro-guided minimally invasive interventional procedures in developing countries is exposing the adults and children receiving treatment to extraordinary levels of ionizing radiation, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. "We found that a substantial number of coronary angioplasty procedures performed in the developing countries in this study are above the currently known dose reference level," said IAEA senior investigator and study coordinator Madan M. Rehani, Ph.D.

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