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Dr. Andrew Einstein J. MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine and Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography Research

Columbia University

Direct Phone: (212) ***-****       

Email: a***@***.edu

Columbia University

622 West 168Th Street PH 16 24

New York, New York 10032

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1922, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of research, education, and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation and the world. The Mailman School is th ... more

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Affiliations

Board Member
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Board Member
Association for Clinical and Translational Science

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD Member
Cardiology Online Inc

Member of the Medical Imaging
Food and Drug Administration

Advisory Boards Member
ARCC

Board Member
Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Special Scientific Advisor
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Education

MD

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Vaad Refuah - A Health Care Consumer / Hospital Patient Advocacy Group

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Commenting on the study, Andrew Einstein of the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York said Pearce and his colleagues' work confirmed that CT scans "almost certainly produce a small cancer risk".


"Coronary CT angiography has generated ...

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"Coronary CT angiography has generated great enthusiasm in recent years, due to its diagnostic accuracy in assessing patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease," said Andrew J. Einstein, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine in radiology and director of cardiac CT research at Columbia University Medical Center.

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In his study, Dr. Einstein and a team of researchers compared the radiation exposure incurred during a coronary CT angiography procedure using a 64-detector row helical scanning and volume scanning, using a 320-detector row volume CT scanner. Phantoms simulating the male and female body were imaged using six different scan modes.
Using standard 64-detector row helical scanning as the benchmark, the effective radiation dose was reduced by 91 percent from 35.4 millisieverts (mSv) to 4.4 mSv using optimized 320-detector row volume scanning.
"By imaging the entire heart in one piece, volume scanning eliminates artifacts due to seams or gaps between image sections," said Dr. Einstein. "Moreover, the x-ray tube is left on for only a brief duration, as little as .35 seconds."
According to Dr. Einstein, state-of-the-art CT technology emphasizes optimal image resolution with the ability to lower radiation dose through a variety of features and scan modes that adjust and modulate the dose based on the specific needs of the individual patient.
"As CT technology advanced from 16- to 64-slice capabilities, the radiation dose went up significantly," he said. "Today, technology development is going in the opposite direction, reducing radiation exposure."
Dr. Einstein emphasized that practitioners must pay careful attention to using the appropriate scan mode to obtain diagnostic information with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient.


Medical Directions - Page 2 of 7 - Follow Us To Good Health

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Dr. Andrew J Einstein of Columbia University in New York told Reuters that patients should not necessarily be "scared off" by the discussion or refuse undergoing what could be a potentially life-saving test.

Still, Einstein said, "As doctors, it is our obligation to make sure that we, our colleagues and our patients understand the potential benefits of a medical imaging study as well as potential risks," according to Reuters.


Did Your Doctor Order a CT Scan? Ask About Cancer Risks - Medical Directions

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Dr. Andrew J Einstein of Columbia University in New York told Reuters that patients should not necessarily be "scared off" by the discussion or refuse undergoing what could be a potentially life-saving test.

Still, Einstein said, "As doctors, it is our obligation to make sure that we, our colleagues and our patients understand the potential benefits of a medical imaging study as well as potential risks," according to Reuters.


Medical Archives - Medical Directions

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Dr. Andrew J Einstein of Columbia University in New York told Reuters that patients should not necessarily be "scared off" by the discussion or refuse undergoing what could be a potentially life-saving test.

Still, Einstein said, "As doctors, it is our obligation to make sure that we, our colleagues and our patients understand the potential benefits of a medical imaging study as well as potential risks," according to Reuters.

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