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Number of imaging studies jumps 65% at Winter Olympics

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING -- Imaging studies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games increased 65% from when they were last held in Torino, Italy. At the Vancouver games 950 imaging studies were performed, according to Dr. Bruce Forster, a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the Vancouver Organizing Committee imaging supervisor.

As previously reported, radiology played its greatest role to date at the most recent Winter Olympics, continuing to build on previous games. At every Olympics there is an increase in the amount of imaging, Forster said. Ninety CTs were performed in Vancouver, for instance, which is double the number of scans at the Beijing Summer Olympics.

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