Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Published on August 05, 2014

Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

These outpatient imaging efficiency measures give you information about hospitals’ use of medical imaging tests (like 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); and,
  • Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need.

Use of Medical Imaging

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7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital National Average

Percentage of outpatients with low-back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments (like physical therapy) first

Lower percentages are better

31.6% 39%

Percentage of outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans

Lower percentages are better



Percentage of outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery

Lower percentages are better



Reviewed by Bronson Patient Safety & Quality on July 12, 2021