This week in healthcare – News from around the web

More signs MRI safe for people with pacemakers – Evidence is mounting that MRI scans may be safe for people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to the latest study on the issue that appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women – The added radiation from mammograms and other types of tests with chest radiation might be especially harmful to them and an MRI is probably a safer method of screening women under 30 who are at high risk because of gene mutations.

Most back pain patients don’t need diagnostic imaging – Most patients’ back pain symptoms subside on their own within 30 days.

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