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Diagnostic Imaging: Screening Faces Scrutiny

Executive Summary

At the 2007 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in November, the sparkle of new innovations was tarnished somewhat by questions about the rapid proliferation of advanced imaging technologies and their cost effectiveness. As a result both new and old technologies are facing an uphill battle to prove their worth in a heavily scrutinized economic environment.

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