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Andrea Etterman, an imaging technologist, left, acts as a patient for fellow technologist Paula Peterson as they demonstrate the CT scanner at the Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic in Willmar. A statewide initiative aims to provide education on wise use of medical imaging to reduce radiation exposure. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Statewide campaign promotes optimal use of medical imaging

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WILLMAR — Dr. Drew Hoffman analyzes the risk vs. the benefit of medical imaging almost every day: Should he order an X-ray or CT scan for the patient with abdominal pain? Should the child with a seemingly mild concussion receive a CT scan of the head?


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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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