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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK2HX002066-01A2
Title: Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Noninvasive Imaging
Principal Investigator:

David Winchester

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,146,052
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

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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