Tag Archives: Imaging

Are You Ready for Intense Price Competition?

Note from Brian: The article below describes my recent keynote address to a large meeting of imaging center administrators, and appears in the Sept 2012 Radiology Today. I’m reposting it because it accurately reflects, in depth, the message that I tried … Continue reading

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So Cheap, I’ll Take Two!

Paul Levy WBUR/CommonHealth reporter Rachel Zimmerman went shopping recently for a pelvic ultrasound.  She summarizes the results on a great new website called Healthcare Savvy.  Here’s an excerpt: I called each facility, and here are the prices I was quoted for a pelvic … Continue reading

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Rads Are Good For You. Take Twice As Many

Paul Levy First published 6/19/11 on Not Running A Hospital Dear Mrs. Smith, I am writing to inform you that we exposed your body to an unnecessary level of radiation during your visit to our hospital. Oh, by the way, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Overdiagnosed” and the Paradox of Cancer Survivorship

Kenneth Lin First published 4/12/11 on Common Sense Family Doctor According to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. has increased dramatically in my lifetime, from 3 million … Continue reading

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