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CT Scans For Minor Injuries On A Rapid Rise In California Emergency Rooms
California Healthline

Though CT scans are expensive and pose some radiation danger, their use on patients with minor injuries is rapidly increasing in California.

Between 2005 and 2013, according to University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University researchers, CT use doubled in California emergency rooms for minor trauma injuries.

The researchers, whose findings recently appeared in the Journal of Surgical Research, take no stand on overuse, but point out that physicians should exercise their clinical judgment on when tests are needed and when they’re not.

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