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IMAGING Management

Ankle Injuries in Children Don't Always Need an X-Ray

2015 23 Jul

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with injured ankles by as much as 23 percent, resulting in cost and time savings for patients, according to Canadian researchers who conducted a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR). The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine . "Currently, x-rays are ordered... Read more

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Studies Linking Cancer to Medical Imaging Radiation 'Flawed'

2015 02 Jul

Studies purporting to show a link between cancer and medical imaging radiation are flawed because of their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a report published in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment . “Although radiation is known to cause cancer at high doses and high-dose rates, no data have ever unequivocally... Read more