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Imaging utilization rises where radiology presence drops

January 2, 2009 Imaging utilization rises where radiology presence drops By John C. Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rates of diagnostic imaging utilization varied by more than 56% across the 10 Medicare regions of the U.S., according to a study presented at the RSNA meeting. The regions with the highest utilization had the lowest percentage of imaging services provided by radiologists. The study looked at trends in noninvasive imaging services provided to Medicare patients using the Medicare Part B fee-for-service database. The survey also analyzed trends over a five-year period ending in 2006.

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