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CT scans accounted for most radiation dose, costs in trauma patients

Wednesday, December 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Diane Berg
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Source: Healio/Orthopedics Today 

Over time, the number of diagnostic imaging tests, radiation doses and related charges in trauma patients increased, with CT scans accounting for most of the radiation dose and costs, according to study results. 

Researchers retrospectively reviewed 500 adult trauma patients per year from two urban level-1 trauma centers in the United States for the years 2002, 2005 and 2008 and calculated effective doses and total charges for radiography.  Read more.

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