Many people talk about the use of unnecessary tests and problems with radiation exposure. But where did this information come from?
We are a nation that likes our medical tests but there is a big problem that can occur – too much exposure to radiation.
We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.
There are two types of tests that doctors can order to either screen for conditions or diagnose a problem or illness.
The American College of Physicians is teaming up with Consumer Reports to provide medical information regarding important medical topics that affect many of us.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that CT scans can save the lives of heavy smokers.
A new report in the journal ‘Pediatrics’ says doctors should spend more time evaluating a patient to see if a CT scan is needed.
It is called transcranial direct current stimulation and researchers are using the technique to look at and control the activity of specific brain regions.
In our medical world we have dozens of tests that we can order at any time. This is a great weapon in patient care but it can also be a problem.