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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Hillman, Bruce J.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bruce J Hillman; Jeff Charles Goldsmith
|Description:||1 online resource (xiv, 250 p.) : ill. (some col.)|
|Contents:||The most important physician you'll never meet --
The rise of medical imaging --
Imaging's leap to curative medicine --
The risks of medical imaging examinations --
Economic consequences of successful innovation : the imaging boom --
Digital pioneers : globalization and corporatization --
Red in tooth and claw : moral hazard and the struggle for control of medical imaging services --
Imaging to screen for life-threatening diseases : its promise and its problems --
The future of medical imaging --
Making the best use of imaging's expansive toolbox.
|Responsibility:||Bruce J. Hillman, Jeff C. Goldsmith.|
Many will remember the segment of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in the Disney film Fantasia; it is a perfect metaphor for medical imaging as it stands today. The apprentice magician tests his nascent skills at sorcery by bringing common household items to life and putting them to work. At first, things go well, but eventually he loses control, and chaos ensues. Medical imaging, too, could spin out of control. The benefits of imaging are undeniable. In the past thirty years, innovations like CT, MRI, and PET scanning have not only markedly reduced clinical risk for patients but have als.
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