CT scans

Study defines ‘low-value care,’ evaluates toll on healthcare industryA new study led by UCLA researchers has eye-opening findings about low-cost, high-volume unnecessary healthcare. These low-value services may surprise you.
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimaging
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimagingNeuroimaging can help ODs better treat patients with possible tumor, vascular disorder, or demyelinating disease. CT scans are used for bone fractures and vascular disorders as well as orbital and pituitary tumors. MRIs are best gliomas and menigiomas and screening for vascular disorders. Communicate to radiology patient history and what you are trying to rule out when ordering tests.
Report: U.S. health care costs significantly higher than other countriesAccording to a recent report from the International Federation of Health Plans, health care costs in the United States—including prescriptions, hospitalizations, and routine surgical procedures—often significantly outweigh costs in other countries.
Parents want to know risks of head CT imagingAlmost all parents prefer an informed discussion about the risks of brain computed tomography before going ahead with the head imaging for their children.
Four lifestyle changes linked to reduced mortalityA large multicenter study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides new evidence that four lifestyle changes recommended by the American Heart Association can reduce risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and mortality.