Thoracic CT in the ED: a study of thoracic computed tomography utilisation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112297
Title:
Thoracic CT in the ED: a study of thoracic computed tomography utilisation.
Authors:
Williams, E; Gilligan, P; Logan, P M
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. emmawilliams@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Thoracic CT in the ED: a study of thoracic computed tomography utilisation. 2010, 103 (2):38-40 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112297
PubMed ID:
20666052
Abstract:
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the use of thoracic Computed Tomography (CT) in the Emergency Department of a Dublin Academic Teaching Hospital over a six month period. Data was retrieved using the hospital's computerised information system. There were 202 referrals in total for thoracic CT from the Emergency Department during this time period. The most common indication for thoracic CT referral was for the investigation of pulmonary embolism with 127 (63%) referrals. There were 40 (25%) referrals for suspected malignancy and lung disease, whilst 8 (4%) of the referrals were for investigation of thoracic aortic dissection, 8 (4%) for infection, and 6 (3%) were for investigation of thoracic injury. Only 8 (4%) of all referrals were for investigation of injury as a result of chest trauma.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Emergency Service, Hospital; Hospitals, Teaching; Hospitals, Urban; Humans; Ireland; Pulmonary Embolism; Retrospective Studies; Thoracic Injuries; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Een
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Pen
dc.contributor.authorLogan, P Men
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-05T12:28:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-05T12:28:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationThoracic CT in the ED: a study of thoracic computed tomography utilisation. 2010, 103 (2):38-40 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666052-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/112297-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the use of thoracic Computed Tomography (CT) in the Emergency Department of a Dublin Academic Teaching Hospital over a six month period. Data was retrieved using the hospital's computerised information system. There were 202 referrals in total for thoracic CT from the Emergency Department during this time period. The most common indication for thoracic CT referral was for the investigation of pulmonary embolism with 127 (63%) referrals. There were 40 (25%) referrals for suspected malignancy and lung disease, whilst 8 (4%) of the referrals were for investigation of thoracic aortic dissection, 8 (4%) for infection, and 6 (3%) were for investigation of thoracic injury. Only 8 (4%) of all referrals were for investigation of injury as a result of chest trauma.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Urban-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPulmonary Embolism-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshThoracic Injuries-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleThoracic CT in the ED: a study of thoracic computed tomography utilisation.en
dc.contributor.departmentEmergency Department, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. emmawilliams@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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