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Pricey imaging pushes up health costs

Technology, changes in test sites drive rise

More costly scans, such as MRIs, are boosting costs of outpatient care statewide. More costly scans, such as MRIs, are boosting costs of outpatient care statewide. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / March 11, 2010

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In just two years, spending on MRIs, mammograms, and other imaging tests climbed by at least $214 million in Massachusetts, helping to fuel a dramatic rise in the cost of outpatient hospital care. (Full article: 1066 words)

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