Another Canadian province questions radiology tests
Article Thumbnail ImageOctober 8, 2009 -- Government officials in New Brunswick, Canada, have set up a hotline for patients after reviewing radiology exams performed by a doctor whose work has come under scrutiny, according to the Canadian Press.
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On Monday, health authorities began a review of 30,000 ultrasounds, chest x-rays, and other tests performed over three years by a radiologist in the northwestern section of the province. The Minister of Health for the province, Mary Schryer, is looking for a company to conduct an external review.

The radiologist in question was interpreting approximately 10,000 tests per year, Canadian Press reported.

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