New study finds technology can not replace a doctor's touch - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/18/09

New study finds technology can not replace a doctor's touch

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Advanced medical tests save lives every day, but a new study suggests that that the latest technology comes in no comparison to a doctor's touch.  A study conducted by Loyola University found that doctors' bedside exams did a better job than CT scans in predicting post-surgery complications.

In a study of 251 brain surgery patients, researchers found that physical exams discovered problems in cases where the CT scans showed no problem.  Researchers say although scanning technology is vital and it may not worth as much without a doctor's personal input.

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