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Photos, empathy, and better results

A friend and colleague shared some research with me today. Radiologists who read imaging exams — such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT scans — may do a better job if they see a picture of the face that goes with the diagnostic test, according to research presented at the Radiology Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois (December 2008).  115 more words


Scanxiety enters my lexicon after enduring the claustrophobic machine searching for sneaky cancerous cells. I twiddle my thumbs in a small gray room waiting for results. 75 more words