Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

These outpatient imaging efficiency measures give you information about hospitals’ use of medical imaging tests (like mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans) for outpatients based on the following goals:

  • Protecting patients’ safety (like keeping patients’ exposure to radiation and other risks as low as possible);
  • Following up properly when screening tests like mammograms show a possible problem; and,
  • Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need.

Use of Medical Imaging

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7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital National Average

Outpatients with low-back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments (like physical therapy) first. (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low-back pain.)

33.3%

38.7%

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram, breast ultrasound, or breast MRI within the 45 days after a screening mammogram. (A follow-up rate near 0% may indicate missed cancer; a rate higher than 14% may mean there is unnecessary follow-up.)

6.7%

8.9%

Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were “combination” (double) scans. (If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have a double scan when a single scan is all they need.)

5%

6.9%

Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were “combination” (double) scans. (If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have a double scan when a single scan is all they need)

Lower percentages are better

0%

1.4%

Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery. (If a number is high, it may mean that too many cardiac scans were done prior to low-risk surgeries.)

3.7%

4.7%

Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time. (If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have both a brain and sinus scan, when a single scan is all they need.)

1%

1.2%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on May 06, 2019

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