Respectful Insolence is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
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.