Category Archives: overuse

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

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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CT Scans Overused in Kids, Upping Lifetime Risk for Cancer

Tweet The next time that you take your daughter or son to the doctor, try to put out of your mind that the more tests done, the better. Fishing expeditions to come up with a diagnosis are all too common … Continue reading

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MR Imaging, Electronic Test Ordering Creates Waste

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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