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Risk is highest for those who performed procedures in the 1980s to the early 2000s.
Recent FDA review process of inconclusive clinical studies creates a potentially unhealthy decision-making environment for patients needing gadolinium-enhanced MRIs.
Imaging with gadolinium does not put patients at risk for adverse neurologic outcomes later in life.
Nuclear medicine radiologic technologists may be at risk for developing cataracts.
Multiple CT scans for young adults with non-traumatic acute abdominal conditions increase radiation exposure.
More patients and providers are aware of CT dose in 2015 than they were in 2004.
Disparities in radiation doses from CT scans in different countries.
MRI may still be possible for some patients with non-conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices.
Physicians who perform fluoroscopy-guided procedures are not at higher risk for cancer or death.