OssoBucco at AOL.COM
Thu Feb 22 19:17:18 PST 2001
This does sound familiar. The most sensible defense (or more properly,
of appropriate selection criteria, aside from the criteria themselves,
centers on comparison to usual medical radiographic practice. I have had
success with the following:
Our physician colleagues prescribe imaging of any sort based on history,
complaint, or positive clinical findings. Even "routine" chest radiographs
have fallen by the wayside. One would never consider full body CT, MRI, or
conventional radiographs in search of "occult pathology" in a healthy
individual presenting for a routine physical examination. Dental patients
deserve the same consideration.
Well, I know that you know where this is going...
Columbia University SDOS
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