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Use of Medical Imaging

At University Health Care System, patients are our priority, and we take pride in the care we provide. To monitor the quality of that care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures at local levels. We publish these quality measures so you can draw your own conclusions regarding your health care choices. Our comparison numbers are from Hospital Compare, an online tool provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The rates used in this chart are from data reported for discharges Jan. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests for outpatients based on the following:

  • Protecting patients' safety, such as keeping 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.
Click for details University Trinity GRUMC Doctors Aiken U.S. Average
  Outpatient Back Pain MRI w/o Treatment First  
27.7% Not Available 32.7% 40.7% 35.7% 36.5%
  Follow-up Outpatient Breast Screening  
9.7% 13% 3.4% 10.8% 3.7% 8.8%
  Outpatient "Combination" Chest CT Scans  
6.3% 11.6% 0.0% .6% .3% 3.7%
  Outpatient "Combination" Abdominal CT Scans  
6.1% 7.9% 15.2% 3.8% 2.9% 12.7%
  Outpatient Cardiac Imaging Stress Test Before Low-Risk Outpatient Surgery  
4.5% 9.4% 6.4% 5.6% Not Available1 5.5%
  Outpatient Brain CT Scan with Sinus CT Scan  
1.1% Not Available1 .5% 1.4% 2.9% 2.8%
  Hospital Compare  

1 The number of cases/patients is too few to report.

Please note: The information presented on this website is in no way a guarantee of results. Please talk with your physician if you have questions or concerns about your care at University Hospital.



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