The use of cross-sectional diagnostic imaging in a major Canadian health care centre.

@article{Butler2004TheUO,
  title={The use of cross-sectional diagnostic imaging in a major Canadian health care centre.},
  author={Gregory J Butler and Harald O Stolberg},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={174-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess current patterns of use of cross-sectional imaging at 5 large Canadian teaching hospitals and a cancer centre, in order to better predict future use. METHODS We prospectively reviewed all requisitions for diagnostic imaging during a 2-week period in January 2002. Each requisition was assessed by means of a form on which the attending radiologist answered 6 questions about the appropriateness and usefulness of the requested examination. RESULTS A total of 2374… CONTINUE READING