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Strategies for Teaching Non-Radiologist Physicians the Appropriate Use of Imaging Studies: Use of Radiology Seminars

Strategies for Teaching Non-Radiologist Physicians the Appropriate Use of Imaging Studies: Use of Radiology Seminars


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Increasing healthcare expenditures affect every person in the United States; the country was expected to spend $1.9 trillion in 2005 on healthcare. Diagnostic medical imaging has evolved into a sophisticated arena resulting in healthcare expenditures reaching $100 billion. Several factors contribute to the escalating imaging costs: the aging population, practice of defensive medicine, overutilization of diagnostic imaging, self-referral abuses, duplicative studies, consumer demand, and advanced technology.