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IMAGING Management

Study: CT Can Change ER Physicians' Diagnoses

2015 14 Oct

In emergency department settings, CT scan results can substantially change physicians' diagnoses, diagnostic confidence, and admission decisions, according to a new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology Assessment. The finding, reported in the journal Radiology, adds important information to health policy debates... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?

2015 12 Oct

Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use of imaging for headaches and cardiac imaging in low risk patients. Their findings are reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.One way to minimise healthcare costs is to reduce the use of unnecessary medical procedures... Read more

Executive Health Management

Headache Treatment Should Include Lifestyle Counselling

2015 12 Jan

More than 12 million Americans annually visit their doctors complaining of headaches. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that clinicians ordered advanced imaging tests and provided specialist referrals for their patients suffering from headaches instead of talking with them about the pain and advising them about lifestyle... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery, recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more

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