CT scans done in ER – up 6-fold from 1995

Did you know it used to take NINE DAYS to finish a CT scan?

Look how far we’ve come: Increased utilization, increased risk, possibly increased cost. Increased reassurance?

Interesting article (see link to the NPR article below). The number of CT scans being done in a year is staggering and is a reminder to be judicious with the use of imaging.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/11/29/131672910/tough-to-say-no-to-ct-scans-in-emergency-rooms?sc=tw&cc=share

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About Linda Pourmassina, MD

Internal Medicine physician.
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