General practitioner requests for upper abdominal ultrasound: their effect on clinical outcome.

Abstract

Many radiology departments offer direct access upper abdominal ultrasound (US) scanning to general practitioners (GPs). We aimed to examine the influence of the scan results on the subsequent management and clinical outcome of these patients. A retrospective review was performed on all the patients referred for primary upper abdominal US (n = 82) from a… (More)

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