Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging investigation of adult patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This pathway does not provide guidance on the management of suspected ACS.

Date reviewed: May 2018

Date of next review: May 2021

Published: April 2019

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The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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