Professional exposure of physicians to radiation prompt cellular changes that may protect the body from harm24 August 2011
Cardiologists who perform heart operations using x-ray guided catheters are exposed to ionising radiation at levels two to three times higher per year than those experienced by radiologists. Now, new research published in the European Heart Journal has found the first evidence that these constant, high levels of exposure cause changes at cell level that might represent the body’s way of protecting itself against the harmful effects of radiation.Read the paper: Cellular adaptive response to chronic radiation exposure in interventional cardiologists
Read the editorial: Biological effects of low-dose radiation: of harm and hormesis
Published in European Heart Journal, Advance Access, 23 August 2011
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