Because radiation used in imaging tests is proven to cause cancer, they wrote, “cardiologists should make every effort to give ‘the right imaging exam, with the right dose, to the right patient.’
We are seeing more applicant/patient initiated cardiac scans. I recently became aware of a life insurance application where the underwriter requested a repeat cardiac CT scan. The applicant’s cardiologist flatly rejected this course of action in an a asymptomatic patient with a correspondingly low CHD risk score.
Now you understand the cardiologist’s thinking.
Did I hear someone say “litigation risk”?