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Use Of Medical Imaging Measures - National

Row numberMeasure NameScore
1Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were “combination” (double) scans (If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is all they need.) Lower percentages are better12.7
2Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time Lower percentages are better2.8
3Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were “combination” (double) scans (If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is all they need.) Lower percentages are better3.7
4Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.) Lower percentages are better36.5
5Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery Lower percentages are better5.5
6Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI of the breast within 45 days after a screening mammogram (A follow-up rate near zero may indicate missed cancer; a rate higher than 14% may mean there is unnecessary follow up.)8.8

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created Nov 02, 2010

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Use of medical imaging - national data. These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests for outpatients. Examples of medical imaging tests include CT Scans, MRIs, and mammograms.

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