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What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
How much do they cost and what tests do you really need? by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 7:15pm An article in today’s CBS Moneywatch.com reviews diagnostics tests, their costs, purpose, concerns and if then test is worth getting.   If you are considering getting a non-emergency MRI, mammogram, CT scan, or nuclear scan, be sure to read this article.  If you want to learn more about prices for these diagnostic tests, you can search ... Read on »
CT scans and radiation exposure by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm 2 Comments The NY Times ran an article called With Rise in Radiation Exposure, Experts Urge Caution on Tests at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/health/19cons.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&a “This is an absolutely sentinel event, a wake-up call,” said Dr. Fred A. Mettler Jr., principal investigator fo ... Read on »
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade by HealthFinder Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink But researchers question whether patients benefit. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade by Medline Plus Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 1:00pm But researchers question whether patients benefit Tuesday, October 5, 2010 TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT and MRI scans for injury-related emergency room visits in the United States has tripled since 1998, new research finds. "There has been a dramatic increase in ... Read on »
CT scanning aids rapid diagn ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 22 Jan 2011 9:27pm CT scanning aids rapid diagnosis, treatment planning for abdominal pain The use of CT scanning to evaluate abdominal pain in emergency departments can help physicians arrive at a diagnosis quickly and decisively. A study conducted at Massachusetts ... Read on »
Major Increase in CT Scans in Hospital Emergency Departments by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 12:00am It will come as a no surprise to readers of this blog that the practice of medicine is changing radically, particularly the use of CT scans and other diagnostic studies. Part of the shift is due to the fact that younger physicians are losing their ability to diagnose at the bedside. Part is due to the increasing sophistication of ima ... Read on »
Do heart scans cause cancer? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:10pm Another in a series of data extrapolations that attempt to predict long-term cancer risk from medical radiation exposure was published in the July 13, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine, viewable here. Over the years, I've fussed about the radiation dose used by some centers for CT heart scans. (Note: I'm talking about CT heart scans, not CT c ... Read on »
Do I Need 9 Lives Just to Get a Cat Scan? by HealthReformWatch.com Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 10:35pm Hans Thoma (1901) Tonight’s post will be relatively brief, as I wish only to call attention to another post and a particularly disturbing number contained therein. The post was published over at The Health Care Blog by Robert Wachter, MD, a leading figure in the modern patient safety movement ... Read on »
Lactoferrin Reduces Abdominal (Visceral) Obesity by Robert W. Posted Sun 22 Aug 2010 4:06pm     Weekly Health Update:   Lactoferrin Reduces Abdominal (Visceral) Obesity "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS   Updated:  08/22/2010 The information in this column is intended for informationa ... Read on »