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Outlay vs. benefit of expensive medical devices questioned

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 31, 2008
A particle accelerator, which employs protons to bombard cancerous tumors, has a total price tag well in excess of $100 million and is the latest example of technology's role in rising healthcare costs. To some, the particle accelarator is an example of the tendency by hospitals and doctors to adopt costly, and potentially profitable, technologies that may be no more effective than existing treatments.