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
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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