Magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging

What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Jaclyn van Wiltenburg
Wendy Armstrong
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-897569-43-6
Notes: 
Contains footnotes. 48 pages.

Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers

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English
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

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