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MedSolutions Offers Free CME Credit Imaging Safety Webinar for Physicians
Date:10/29/2010

FRANKLIN, Tenn. and BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a leading provider of medical cost management services, is collaborating with Tufts Health Care Institute and the Office of Continuing Education at Tufts University School of Medicine to offer a free educational webinar designed to assist primary care physicians and pediatricians in utilizing high-tech imaging studies appropriately.

"Doing the Right Thing: Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Risk, and Patient Safety," is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. Presenters Samson Munn, M.D., associate radiologist in chief of Tufts Medical Center, and Niamh Carroll, M.D., an internist and adult primary care physician at Tufts Medical Center, will provide information to help primary care physicians identify the relative radiation exposure of different imaging modalities and select the most appropriate modality for specific patients and conditions. Participants will also learn to apply tools and techniques, such as provider-based guidelines and insurer-based reviews and incentives, to inform and manage the use of high-tech imaging.

The webinar has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania can earn risk management CME credit.

"Research shows that more than 25 percent of CT and MRI scans ordered by primary care physicians are inappropriate(1) – exposing the patient, at least in the case of CT, to potentially harmful radiation while bringing no diagnostic benefit," said Gregg Allen, M.D., chief medical officer of MedSolutions. "By collaborating with Tufts on this webinar to educate physicians about the radiation risks associated with different imaging modalities and encouraging the use of evidence-based guidelines in their selection process, we believe we can limit patient exposure to unnecessary rad
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