CT scans will go on

Despite the recent media attention on the association between CT scans and cancer, they will continue to be ordered unabated. With the current litigious climate, physicians are caught between a rock and a hard place:

“In addition, the fear of lawsuits is another reason CT scans are conducted by many physicians. Multiple successful lawsuits have been won against physicians for not performing CT scans, and the nation needs to reform the litigious system in which physicians are punished for using good judgment and not testing.”

When in court, it is much easier to defend the fact that a test was ordered, versus one not being ordered at all.