Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson LakeView Hospital

Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson LakeView Hospital

These measures compare Bronson LakeView Hospital’s use of medical imaging (tests like mammograms, MRIs and CT scans) to the national average in the outpatient setting. They are based on the following:

  • Protecting patients’ safety. We want to keep patients’ exposure to radiation and other risks as low as possible.
  • Following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem.
  • 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 to 6/30/2018

Bronson LakeView 
Hospital
National Average

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.)

5.2% 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.)

Lower percentages are better

4.1% 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

0.0% 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.)

Lower percentages are better

4.3% 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.)

Lower percentages are better

0% 1.2%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on May 06, 2019

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