Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region

March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of expensive medical imaging such as MRI and CT scans is an ongoing cause of concern. Now, a study finds that if you're an American with low-risk prostate or breast cancer, your odds for getting an unnecessary scan vary based on where you live.

One expert said the unwarranted ordering of imaging scans can have a big ripple effect on medical bills.

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