Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Methodist Hospital

Use of Medical Imaging - Bronson Methodist 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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7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Bronson Methodist Hospital National Average

Percentage of 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.)

52.3% 39%

Percentage of 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.)

6.5% 6.4%

Percentage of 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.)

3.4% 4.2%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on May 06, 2019

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