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Part 3 - Practice: Improving Health
Chapter 9 Screening
After reading this chapter you will be able to:
Paul Richards consults Dr Rao because his back has been causing him pain recently and he wonders if he needs an X-ray. In passing, he heard about the "prostate test" on the radio and he wants to know if he should get one. After taking a history and doing an examination for back pain, Dr Rao advises Paul to continue his normal activities and, if possible, to get more exercise. He does not find any indication for imaging and explains this to Paul. He checks the clock and wonders if he has time to discuss prostate screening or if he should ask Paul to arrange another appointment to do so.