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When You Read that Radiology Report, Are You Worried, Getting Unnecessarily Primed for More Consults and Tests?


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Tweet A few years ago, I watched a relative poring over her father’s chest x-ray report hanging on every word. He was 89. Everything sounded scary and worthy of worry.  It’s bad enough when patients go for these tests, the … Continue reading


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Stand Up and Learn the Tradeoffs
Of Using Medical Imaging for Your Kids


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Tweet My last post raised questions about the overuse of CT imaging in children, which researchers projected could prove hazardous to kids in the form of excess solid tumors at some point in the kid’s lifetime. It’s one study, but … Continue reading


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MR Imaging, Electronic Test Ordering Creates Waste


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Tweet Waste is what you get with rampant, uncritical use of MRI and health information technology, according to two papers out this week.  The authors of a companion editorial to one of the papers even go so far as to … Continue reading


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