Imaging News

Three imaging studies when a single chest x-ray would have sufficed.

'Defensive medicine' leads to over-ordering of exams

06/Dec/2010

Adding to the debate about "overuse" of imaging studies, this opinion piece, by Mass General Imaging Fellow Arun Krishnaraj, MD, highlights a "culture of defensive medicine" that encourages physicians to order "numerous and often unnecessary studies to evaluate for unlikely pathologies."

Source: Diagnostic Imaging

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