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MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
Onsite medical imaging equipment concerns researchers
Owning or leasing medical equipment was more likely to occur at larger group practices with more than 50 physicians...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Do more imaging tests improve cancer outcomes?
The cost of scans such as CT, MRI, and PET for cancer patients is rising faster than the total cost of those people's...
Pricey imaging pushes up health costs in Massachusetts
In just two years, spending on MRIs, mammograms, and other imaging tests climbed by at least $214 million in...
Good or useless, medical scans cost the same
More than 95 million high-tech scans are done each year, and medical imaging has ballooned into a $100-billion-a-year...
Doubts grow over high-tech CT scans of heart
There is now more evidence that physicians shouldn't rush to use million-dollar scanners to look for heart disease...
The pain may be real, but the scan is deceiving
Scans are expensive—Medicare and its beneficiaries pay about $750 to $950 for an M.R.I. scan of a knee or back...
Angioplasty overused among millions of patients, evidence shows
Every day, thousands of people enter hospitals for angioplasties—a procedure that will cost about $12,000, take a...
Study: Use of imaging technology skyrockets
The use of MRI and CT scanners in the United States has more than doubled since 1995, but that hasn’t necessarily...