Navigation Links
ER patients prefer ordering physicians discuss risks/benefits of CT with them before ordering exam
Date:10/21/2010

The majority of emergency department patients consider having their condition correctly diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) more important than any associated radiation risk. However, two-thirds of patients prefer their ordering physician discuss the risks and benefits of CT with them before ordering the imaging test, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org).

"Because patients drive their care to some degree, it is important for physicians to understand patients' knowledge and attitudes about radiation exposure, particularly as they relate to CT," said Kevin M. Takakuwa, MD, lead author of the study.

The survey study, performed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, included 383 emergency department patients who were asked three knowledge and three attitude questions about radiation from CT scans. In answering the three knowledge-based questions, 79 and 83 percent of patients correctly estimated their risk of cancer from chest X-rays and CT, respectively, as none, small or very small.

"Patients who were white, more educated and had lower pain scores were more likely to be correct," said Takakuwa. Only 34 percent of patients correctly thought that CT gave more radiation than chest X-rays. The more educated patients were more likely to be correct.

In answering the three attitude questions, 74 percent of patients believed having their condition diagnosed with CT was more important than radiation concerns. Patients preferred a better test with more radiation, although 68 percent wanted their physician to take the time to discuss the risk and benefits rather than leaving it to the physician's judgment to order the best test.

"Privately insured patients preferred to have their condition diagnosed with CT rather than worry about radiation. Blacks and patients with less pain wanted the r
'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@acr-arrs.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem
2. Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture
3. For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
4. New Study Uses Adult Stem Cells in Effort to Save Limbs of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
5. Patients with Lethal Lung Disease Finally Receive Recognition by Social Security Administration
6. Behavioral therapy improves sleep and lives of patients with pain
7. Protecting patients: Study shows that Johns Hopkins flu vaccination rates twice national average
8. MSU researcher linking breast cancer patients with alternative therapies
9. New American Heart Association Survey Finds Heart Disease and Stroke Patients Face Significant Barriers in Obtaining Quality, Affordable Care
10. Fishy Smell May Keep Patients From Diabetes Drug
11. AGA offers new recommendations for CRC surveillance for certain patients with IBD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to ... for Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind. The top ... Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives ... 100-bed, county-owned, full service hospital providing care to the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 Pain Free ... is excited to announce a new Superior magnetic ... magnets. These are the strongest neodymium magnets for the ... Free Living developed the Superior Magnetics brand for the ... Free Living performs magnetic therapy using Superior Magnetic Jewelry ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 After a 13-year ... is again returning to the stage to entertain his ... for concert performances, and the successful tour has been ... announced. , Visit Ticketability.com for a ... Detroit shows at fair prices. , Music fans have ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape ... report. They looked at data from more than 57,000 ... underwent treadmill tests between 1991 and 2009. Those in ... of having high blood pressure at the start of the ... high levels of fitness. Of the more than 8,000 ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, ... ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a ... ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce ... percent, the researchers concluded after reviewing nine prior studies. ... exposure. These painkillers "have potential as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Johnson Memorial Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:Johnson Memorial Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Financial Officer 3Health News:New Superior Magnetic Necklace Relieves Migraine Headache 2Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Joe Louis Arena: Ticketability.com Becomes a Popular Destination for Discount Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Detroit Concerts Set for February 27-28 2Health News:Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check 2Health News:Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds 2Health News:Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds 3
... LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 20, 2008) People at high risk ... or prevent the disease by taking certain food supplements and ... James W. Anderson, an internationally recognized authority on metabolic diseases ... nutrition at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine., ...
... says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug ... drug regulators said Thursday that they were investigating ... to cancer. , The U.S. Food and Drug ... the agency was investigating a report from the ...
... BridgePoint Medical, LLC,s,partner, Charlotte Orthotic and Prosthetic Center ... COPC,s practitioner care team as Staff,Prosthetist and will ... facility., Amy is an ABC certified Prosthetist ... recently as a Staff Prosthetist / Orthotist with ...
... Aug. 22 AMN Healthcare Services,Inc. (NYSE: AHS ... make a presentation on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at ... Best Ideas Conference taking,place at the Omni Berkshire Place ... President and Chief Executive Officer of AMN,Healthcare, will present ...
... trends section contains insight on how the physician shortage is being ... ... (PRWEB) August 22, 2008 --- www.TDCpeople.com [The Delta Companies] ... Physician Recruiting Standard]], a free resource that provides a summary of ...
... understanding in the field of bioabsorbable polymers, Zeus presents free webinar ... ... August 22, 2008 -- Zeus, Inc., a leader in polymer science, ... cutting-edge bioabsorbables webinar entitled, "Bioabsorbable Polymers as Biomaterials." , , ,Presented ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Nutraceuticals' could prevent diabetes 2Health News:FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link 2Health News:FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link 3Health News:Amy Street, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Joins BridgePoint Medical Partner, Charlotte Orthotic and Prosthetic Center (COPC) 2Health News:AMN Healthcare Services to Present at the CL King 6th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2Health News:Physician Recruiting Standard Reveals Larger Populations Experiencing Increased Doctor Shortage 2Health News:Zeus Webinar: Bioabsorbable Polymers as Biomaterials 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Tenn. , Dec. 17, 2014  Strategic Health ... management software solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with ... New Jersey regional marketplace.  This ... enhance the health and wellness solutions QualCare brings to ... and the surrounding region. QualCare plans ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , December 17, 2014 ... less than a hub of information concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s ... A further addition to the recently launched institutional website ... has now been enriched by a new chapter in the ... A richly detailed and panoramic hub on the world ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Ga. and RALEIGH, N.C. ... Trial Marketing Communications, LLC (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical ... patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials announce ... Integrated Clinical Trial Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will ... retention services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 2Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 3Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3
... 2, 2011 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ... in September: KeyBanc Capital Markets 2011 ... at the InterContinental, Boston, MA, presenting at 9:00 AM ... September 14, at the Grand Hyatt, New York, NY, ...
... Sept. 2, 2011 On September 2, 2011, Vycor Medical, ... Quarterly Reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the ... fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 Form 10-Q (2nd Amendment) ... (2nd Amendment) for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Vycor Medical, Inc. Files Restated Financial Statements 2Vycor Medical, Inc. Files Restated Financial Statements 3
Lacrimal Cannula, Curved - Open End, 21gSize: 21g x 1-1/2"....
Interchangeable design allows you to select a single handpiece and change tips during the procedure. Universal connector. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Tips can rotate 360 degrees to re-orient port...
Interchangeable design allows you to select a single handpiece and change tips during the procedure. Universal connector. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Tips can rotate 360 degrees to re-orient port...
Interchangeable design allows you to select a single handpiece and change tips during the procedure. Universal connector. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Tips can rotate 360 degrees to re-orient port...
Medicine Products: