Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Noninvasive Imaging|
|Congressional District Code:
||Health Services R&D
|| October 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Background: Patients undergo millions of noninvasive diagnostic imaging tests, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine, in the United States annually. Based on Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) developed by professional medical societies, 20-30% of these tests may be inappropriate, i.e., the potential benefit-to-risk ratio is not maximized. Limited data on appropriateness of imaging within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) suggests that inappropriate u...
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