Diagnostic radiologist Dr. David Hilger talks about which screening tests we really need, which ones to skip, and how we can be more proactive in taking charge of our own health.

Top 3 Takeaways:

  1. Not all screening tests are created equal. Some are good, some are bad. Talk to your doctor.
  2. Pre-test probability matters! You shouldn’t be getting tests that have low to no probability of finding something.
  3. Know what tests are appropriate for your gender and age by checking USPSTF and American Cancer Society.

Suggested Resources:
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
American Cancer Society

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