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Doctors’ financial ties may lead to needless MRIs
USA Today

There may be good reason to ask about financial ties if your doctor orders an expensive imaging test for your aching back: Patients whose physicians own the equipment are more likely to get scans they might not need than those whose doctors have no financial interest, a small study suggests. Researchers analyzed reports on 500 MRI scans performed on patients with lower back pain that had been sent for review to Duke University.