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The Authors DR. HERBERT L. ABRAMS is professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and was formerly He Philip H. Cook Professor and chairman of radiology at Harvard Medical School. A member of the Council on Health Care Technology of the Institute of Medicine-National Academy of Sciences, he is co-chairman of He Meth- ods Panel of the Council. He has played an active role in diagnostic technology assessment during the past two decades, and he is the co- editor of a book on the rational utilization of diagnostic imaging proce- dures. DR. DOUGLAS OWENS is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, with a major involvement in heady policy research. His previous wow involves me~odologic ap- proaches to technology assessment and test selection. DR. HAROLD SOX is professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, and formerly professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medi- cine. He is He author of numerous papers on health policy and technol- ogy assessment, as weD as a book on clinical decisionmaking. SUSAN STERN is a fourth-year medical student at Stanford Univer- sity School of Medicine, with a major interest in heady policy research. 143

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