A study published in a radiology journal found that the proportion of oncologic imaging in all imaging exams rose from 3.9% in 2004 to 4.3% in 2016, which was still lower than the proportion of advanced cancer imaging in the imaging pie, and while the rate of advanced oncologic imaging in academic settings rose from 18.8% to 34.1% during the same period, most studies are still being done in community settings. "Action is urgently needed to disseminate the current expertise at cancer centers and major academic institutions to community and smaller radiology practices that may have very low oncologic imaging exposure," researchers wrote.
Study examines oncologic diagnostic imaging trends
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