Wednesday, January 26, 2005

More on whole body scans

I've spoken before about the issue of whole body scans and other tests like breast MRI for screening marketed direct to patients (see here and here). Via Kevin, M.D., here's a nice study that shows these studies not only provide a very miniscule benefit in terms of increased life expectancy (6 days, to be precise) but they do so at a very high cost.

I wish I had seen this before my last post on the issue. It would have just been more ammunition.

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