Does Radiation from X-rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-Rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a recent article in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. Corresponding author is Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist James Welsh, M.D., MS. 
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No news for imaging is good news in June MedPAC report

June 16, 2015 — Recommendations for medical imaging are noticeably absent in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June report to Congress — a welcome break from the usual scrutiny that radiology receives from policymakers.

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White House Threatens to Veto Repeal of Medical Device Tax

As the House Rules Committee met on Monday to consider a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, the Obama administration vowed to preserve the funding source to help finance health reform and offset the cost of the ACA. 
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MU Has Led to Digital Divide

A study of New York providers participating in the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program found “systematic differences” between early adopters of EHRs and those who did not use EHRs before implementation of the program.

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