More Experienced PCPs See Greater Benefits in Advanced Imaging than Less Experienced Counterparts


Typically, younger people are more willing to sing the praises of high technology. In health care, at least where advanced imaging and primary care physicians (PCPs) are concerned, that may not be the case. In fact, although most PCPs recognize the value of advanced imaging, older doctors see a greater potential than their younger colleagues, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The findings suggest that, “those practicing for less than 20 years had trained with ready access to advanced imaging, versus those who presumably have practiced without ready access to the advanced imaging modalities of MRI, CT and PET,” Christine Hughes, principal at Hadley Hart Group, and lead author of the study, told DOTmed News.

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