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June 27, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Imaging thrives by making connections Politics and the science of diagnostic imaging intermingle in the first half of 2008 James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The first six months of 2008 demonstrated the connectivity of diagnostic imaging. Groundbreaking clinical research often has a multifaceted influence. It may establish or confirm the efficacy of a promising imaging application to foster its clinical adoption. It can sway opinion among Medicare policymakers to determine if, when, and under what conditions new procedures will gain routine reimbursement. Study results can light a fire under healthcare advocacy groups, encouraging them to rally their forces behind new and better ways to diagnose disease. And political controversies can stir radiology's governing bodies to take action or lead critics of medical imaging to question the credibility of investigations involving years of data collection and analysis.

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