Defensive Imaging

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A term for the overuse of diagnostic imaging performed to 'rule out' pathology for which there is a low clinical suspicion. Defensive imaging is meant to reduce the risk of a lawsuit for a potentially treatable condition, such as indiscriminant CTs of the head for any minor bump to exclude subdural haematoma
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Patriots safety Devin McCourty's chief concern is Oakland's offense, but he took a peek at some Raiders' defensive film this week to see Woodson.
And there is video, too, of Dixon's rehabilitation, and of the quarterback breaking down defensive film, to show he isn't some spread-option gimmick limited to reading only small chunks of the field.