Increased use of imaging technology driving up health care costs

You walk into a doctor's office with a horrific stomach pain. What could it be? Let's order up a $1,000 CT-scan to see what it shows. The machine is right there in the next room. Situations like this are one reason why diagnostic imaging is the fastest growing element of the U.S. health care budget. 
However, one source states that overuse of imaging "could break the bank of health plans, and that'd be bad for everybody." 

Source: MenaFN

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Posted: Tue - July 5, 2005 at 10:06 PM