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Clinical paradigms revisited

Richard M Mendelson
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (7): 381-383.
Published online: 2 April 2007

To the Editor: Like Schattner, I am appalled by the attitude to diagnosis displayed by Wong regarding the use of computed tomography (CT) scanning in preference to initial history-taking and physical examination in abdominal pain.1 Unfortunately, this approach is becoming increasingly more prevalent among junior staff (and even among some senior staff).

  • Richard M Mendelson

  • Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.


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