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Using Imaging to Screen for Life-Threatening Diseases—Its Promise and Its Problems

Bruce J. Hillman and Jeff C. Goldsmith

in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195386967
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195386967.003.0008
Using Imaging to Screen for Life-Threatening Diseases—Its Promise and Its Problems

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Chapter 8 details issues related to imaging screening—using imaging methods to detect important disease early in healthy-seeming individuals. Early diagnosis is a popular topic in the lay media and the use of imaging methods in healthy individuals differs in some important respects from its use in the diagnosis of symptomatic disease.

Chapter.  15948 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Radiology ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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