Study: Use of CT Scans Up Significantly in Hospital EDs
The use of CT scans in emergency departments increased nearly six-fold between 1995 and 2007, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers found that 13.9% of ED visits in 2007 involved a CT scan, up from 2.8% in 1995. If the trend continues, researchers predict that 20% of ED visits will involve a CT scan by 2011.
- "CT Scan Use Surging in Hospital ERs" (Mozes, HealthDay, 11/29).