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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...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.