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  • February 2007

    Benefits of CT for Elderly Patients with Appendicitis

    Surgical Endoscopy | C. Parenjape et al.

    Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early and correct diagnosis together with minimally invasive surgery can lead to more favorable…

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  • September 2006

    Benefits of Ultrasonography in Trauma Patients

    Annals of Emergency Medicine | Lawrence A. Melniker et al.

    A good deal of research exists demonstrating both the sensitivity and efficiency of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination. According to Melniker et al, FAST…

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  • August 2006

    Cost Benefits of CT after Mild Head Injury

    BMJ | Anders Norlund et al.

    The purpose of this study was to compare the costs of immediate computed tomography during triage for admission with those of observation in hospital in patients with mild head injury…

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  • December 2005

    Cost Benefits and Budgetary Impacts of Increased Osteoporosis Screening

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Osteoporosis International | John T. Schousboe et al., Alison B. King et al.

    Affecting an estimated 5 million American women over the age of 65, Osteoporosis is among the most debilitating threats to Medicare beneficiaries in our country today. Unfortunately, rates of diagnosis…

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  • April 2005

    Cost Benefits of Medical Imaging and Inpatient Care

    Radiology | G. Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD

    In 2005, researchers from Harvard Medical School set out to tackle a prominent question in today’s health care community: Are diagnostic imaging costs actually driving up the costs of hospital care? Utilizing data…

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  • December 2003

    Sensitivity of CT Colonography vs Colonoscopy

    New England Journal of Medicine | Perry J. Pickhardt et al.

    Researchers evaluated the performance characteristics of computed tomographic (CT) virtual colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal neoplasia in an average-risk screening population. A total…

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  • October 2002

    Benefits of Imaging in Appendectomy

    Journal of Radiology | Sandra E. Bendeck et al.

    The purpose of this study was to determine which patients suspected of having acute appendicitis benefit from preoperative imaging. The medical records of 462 consecutive patients who underwent…

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  • October 2001

    Cost Benefits of Medical Imaging on Inpatient Costs for Stroke Patients

    Academic Radiology | Suzanne Gleason et al.

    In 2001, a group of researchers conducted a study evaluating the potential effects of increased imaging for patients suspected of having acute ischemic stroke. Through a retrospective study evaluating data…

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