The Reassurance Of A CT Scan In The Emergency Department

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 9:21am
Kevin Pho, MD

There’s little question that CT scans are on the rise, especially in the emergency department.

A recent paper from Radiology put a number to the increased frequency of the test, concluding,

CT, a radiology tool that once took nine days to finish, was used 16.2 million times in 2007 to diagnose headaches, stomach aches, back pain, chest pain and the like. That was a huge increase from 1995 when it was used 2.7 million times.

To anyone working in the medical profession, it’s hardly a surprise.

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