The ethics of radiation exposure in cancer-treated patients

The ethics of radiation exposure in cancer-treated patients EDITORIAL The ethics of radiation exposure in cancer- treated patients Editorial for: Frequent MUGA testing in a myeloma patient: a case-based ethics discussion a a,b Carol Chen-Scarabelli, PhD, and Tiziano M. Scarabelli, MD, PhD Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Received May 23, 2016; accepted May 23, 2016 doi:10.1007/s12350-016-0567-3 patients treated with doxorubicin initially surfaced in the See related article, pp. 1350–1354 1970s. Its broad availability, few technical limitations, the accuracy and reproducibility of the measurements of left ventricular function, and the development of a standardized technique for monitoring anthracycline- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of induced cardiac dysfunction led the MUGA scan to mortality worldwide, accounting for more than 17.3 become the preferred imaging modality in the 1980s for million deaths per year. In the USA, cardiovascular monitoring of doxorubicin-associated cardiotoxicity, disease is the most common cause of death, followed by with serial MUGA assessments commonly performed cancer, which accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. for ongoing, interval surveillance of left ventricular Cancer treatments may include potentially cardiotoxic 6,7 function. However, the later awareness of radiation agents, whose Journal of Nuclear Cardiology Springer Journals

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