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Imaging Utilization Trends and Radiation Exposure 

Imaging Utilization Trends and Radiation Exposure
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Imaging Utilization Trends and Radiation Exposure
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Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0049
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date: 21 August 2019

This chapter, found in the radiation exposure from medical imaging section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining advanced imaging utilization trends and radiation-induced cancer risks. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. Results showed that the utilization rates for advanced imaging in a population enrolled in various integrated health systems increased substantially from 1995 to 2010. Given the potential radiation-induced cancer risks associated with advanced imaging, researchers concluded that the clinical benefits of advanced imaging should be quantified to determine the relative risk-benefit ratios of advanced imaging procedures. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette is included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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