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US imaging sector faces renewed attack, intense budgetary pressures

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Access to diagnostic imaging in the US is coming under particularly intense pressure from efforts to cut health service costs. On the back of claims that there is excessive use of high-radiation scanning, the sector has now been directly hit by a double-whammy of recent recommendations for curbing Medicare reimbursement costs and for meeting other federal budget needs.

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