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  • February 2008

    Effect of CT on False Positive Diagnosis of Appendicitis and Perforation

    New England Journal of Medicine | Steven S. Raman et al.

    The UCLA study found an 88% decrease in the rate of false positives among adults undergoing surgery for appendicitis, dropping from 24% in 1996 down to 3% in 2006. The study also identified…

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  • October 2007

    Benefits of MRI in Detecting Breast Cancer

    Clinical Cancer Research | Christopher C. Riedl et al.

    In this prospective comparison study, women at high risk for breast cancer were offered annual surveillance examinations, consisting of mammography, ultrasound, and MRI, at a single tertiary care breast center…

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  • September 2007

    Benefits of PET in Identifying Coronary Artery Disease

    Current Opinion in Cardiology | K. Lance Gould

    This review summarizes the evidence supporting cardiac positron emission tomography as a definitive, noninvasive, ‘one-stop’ test for routine management of coronary artery disease that is well validated…

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  • September 2007

    Benefits of MRI versus Arthroscopy in the Diagnosis of Knee Pathology

    Br Medical Bulletin | Crawford R. et al.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered highly useful in the diagnosis of knee lesions. Most diagnostic studies comparing MRI and arthroscopy have shown good diagnostic…

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  • July 2007

    Cost-Effectiveness in CT Angiography

    Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography | Jason H. Cole et al.

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the cost implications of CCTA before catheterization in patients with mildly abnormal or equivocal MPI scans. 206 Patients with mildly abnormal or equivocal MPI scans…

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  • June 2007

    Benefits of CT in Reproductive-Age Women with Abdominal Pain

    The American Surgeon | Bryan C. Morse et al.

    With 250,000 surgeries per year, acute appendicitis is the most common indication for emergency abdominal surgery in the United States. It’s also one of the most difficult to diagnose…

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  • May 2007

    Benefits of Imaging in Stroke Management

    Stroke | Harold P. Adams et al.

    A panel of members from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council compiled this statement with a providing an overview of the current evidence about components…

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  • May 2007

    Benefits of Breast MRI in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

    Archives of Surgery | Karl Y. Bilimoria et al.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of routine breast MRI on the surgical management of newly diagnosed breast cancers. Following a retrospective analysis of a prospective database…

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  • March 2007

    Opinion: Benefits of Breast MRI in Women with Contralateral Breast Cancer

    New England Journal of Medicine | Robert A. Smith, PhD

    “The age-adjusted rate of death from breast cancer in the United States was 24% lower in 2003 than it was in 1989,1 a decline that has been attributed principally to both the role of mammography…

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  • March 2007

    Benefits of Breast MRI in Women with Contralateral Breast Cancer

    New England Journal of Medicine | Constance D. Lehman et al.

    A 2007 study conducted by Lehman et al, on behalf of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), compared the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to that…

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