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2011-01-24 08:52:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Using CT scans to evaluate abdominal pain in emergency rooms can help physicians arrive at a quick diagnosis followed by a quick treatment, according to a new study. "Our report addresses an important question with substantial policy relevance: what is the value of CT scanning in the emergency department setting?" Scott Gazelle, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., an MGH radiologist and director of the Institute for Technology Assessment, was quoted as saying. "We specifically looked...

2011-01-22 09:30:38

Improved diagnostic certainty in emergency department may lead to reduced overall costs The use of CT scanning to evaluate abdominal pain in emergency departments can help physicians arrive at a diagnosis quickly and decisively. A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and appearing in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology also finds that information provided by CT scans changed treatment plans for almost half the patients studied and significantly...