The move by Alberta Health Services is an effort to reduce costs for advanced imaging exams, such as MRI and CT, and use any savings toward to reduce wait times for these exams, the Global News wrote.
But the action won't help, Dr. Robert Davies, president of the Alberta Society of Radiologists, told the publication.
"The issue with waitlists for CT scans for cancer and other important issues has nothing to do with radiologist fees or needing to save a little bit of money here or there," Davies told the Global News. "The fact is we massively underfund CT scans and, to a lesser degree, MRIs, compared to the national average."
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