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Christine M. Hughes (Sponsored educational grant from GE Healthcare)

It comes as no surprise that diagnostic imaging has yet again attracted the attention of policymakers in Washington. Imaging has enjoyed exciting technological advances with corresponding breakthrough applications every decade since the 1970s. The ability to diagnose disease without invasive procedures is now a standard of care expected of physicians and their patients. And the value of imaging in the patient care chain is understood and acknowledged by physicians, but rarely quantified or articulated.