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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Dec;185(6):1399-403.

Imaging for whom: patient or physician?

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Radiologic imaging examinations are being ordered beyond the margin of medical necessity. Radiologists can assess the value of imaging in a variety of clinical situations by gathering data regarding test ordering patterns and their effects on patient outcomes.

CONCLUSION:

Emerging information technologies have the potential to facilitate the collection of data and permit the dissemination of appropriate guidelines to limit the number of unnecessary and possibly harmful examinations.

PMID:
16303988
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.0482
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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