Here is the link to a fascinating and controversial article, Medicare study questions use of high-tech cancer imaging by GREG FREIHERR | June 21, 2010
Multiple scans are now par for the course in cancer care. Experts debate whether all are essential to patient management or some should be cut to help rein in surging costs.
Read the article if you get a chance. I will comment about it tomorrow. Very topical for me, considering I am headed to Moffitt Cancer Center for my first MRI in over two years Wednesday. My experience has been the cancer docs I work with have been reluctant to order any extra diagnostics, including MRI’s or PET scans.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat