Posted by Murray Reicher, MD FACR on 7/23/2015 9:00:11 AM

Medical Imaging and Consumer-Driven Healthcare
While medical imaging specialists today find themselves under increased pressure to demonstrate value, the need to prove value is certainly not new to the medical imaging field.  In fact, the explosion of new imaging technology and resultant value to patient care are the chief reasons why medical imaging grew so rapidly over the past three decades.  Appropriate growth came from clinical deployment of technologies that benefitted patients (e.g., MRI, PET, Spiral CT, breast imaging, cardiac imaging, and interventional procedures).  Inappropriate growth came largely as a result of self-referral legal loopholes and defensive medicine.

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