Case of victims of modern imaging technology: Increased information noise concealing the diagnosis.
World J Radiol. 2017 Dec 28;9(12):454-458
Authors: Mahajan A, Santhoshkumar GV, Kawthalkar AS, Vaish R, Sable N, Arya S, Desai S
We present a case of tubercular arthritis who underwent numerous unnecessary investigations what is known as "victims of modern imaging technology" or VOMIT. Today there is an exponential rise in the volume of the medical imaging, part of which is contributed by unnecessary and unjustified indications. We discuss about the untoward effects of the uninhibited and careless use of modern imaging modalities and possible ways to avoid. Skeletal manifestation of the tuberculosis is still common in the endemic countries like India. Although the final diagnosis of the skeletal tuberculosis like tubercular arthritis is made by bacteriological and histological studies, few demographic, clinical and radiological features might help making early diagnosis.
PMID: 29354211 [PubMed]
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