Coalition aims to curb unnecessary costs, radiation in imaging

06/17/2009 | Healthcare IT News

The newly formed Imaging e-Ordering Coalition is spearheading a campaign that will promote the use of e-ordering as a way to limit excessive radiation exposure from medical imaging tests, as well as the costs -- between $3 billion and $10 billion every year -- incurred from unnecessary imaging procedures. The coalition aims to work with lawmakers and stakeholders to develop a policy that will address these concerns.

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