Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

CT Scans…for the dead?

Written By: Jason Shafrin - May• 26•09

Since 2004, every service man and woman killed in Iraq or Afghanistan has been given a CT scan.  The military has a database of over 3000 of these scans.  This information “…has revealed deficiencies in body armor and vehicle shielding and led to improvements in helmets and medical equipment used on the battlefield.”

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Comment

  1. […] CT Scans…for the dead?Unexpected uses for electronic medical records, or perhaps more accurately, medical data mining. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>