News Headlines Article

Imaging Rates Scrutinized; Conclusions Mixed
Health Leaders Media

Older Medicare beneficiaries with a diagnosis of stage IV cancer receive expensive advanced imaging tests at steadily increasing rates, despite limited proof of benefit. That’s according to a study in the Journal of the American Cancer Society July 30 by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program.