Unnecessary brain scans

Created: 03/18/2014 7:34 PM WHEC.com

One in eight doctor visits for migraine or headaches result in a brain scan, which is an expensive and usually unnecessary test.

Several national guidelines have been created to discourage brain scans for patients complaining of headaches. A new study finds the rate of brain scans for headache has actually risen since these guidelines were released.

Dr. Louis Papa, from UR Medicine, talked with Scott Kilbury about what is causing this trend .To see the video, press play on the video player. 

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