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MRI, CT scans for ER patients triple over 10 years
USA Today

The use of CT and MRI scans for injury-related emergency room visits in the United States has tripled since 1998, new research finds. “There has been a dramatic increase in the likelihood of getting a CT or MRI scan during visits to emergency departments for injury-related conditions without a corresponding increase in the likelihood of diagnosing life-threatening injuries during those visits,” said lead researcher Dr. Frederick Kofi Korley, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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