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More Americans using high-tech medicine, CDC finds, February 23, 2010
A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the use of high-tech medical tests and surgeries has escalated rapidly over the past decade in the United States. For example, the rates of Americans getting MRIs and CT scans tripled between 1996 and 2006, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics.