‘Ready-access’ CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128133
Title:
‘Ready-access’ CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic
Authors:
Cawley, D; Hennessy, A
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128133
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Ready-Access to CT imaging facilities in Orthopaedic Trauma Clinics is not a standard facility. This facility has been available at the regional trauma unit, in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway for the past four years. We reviewed the use of this facility over a 2-year period when 100 patients had CT scans as part of their trauma clinic assessment. The rate of CT scan per clinic was 0.6. The mean waiting time for a CT scan was 30 minutes. 20 (20%) new fractures were confirmed, 33 (33%) fractures were out-ruled, 25 (25%) fractures demonstrated additional information and 8 (8%) had additional fractures. 20 (20%) patients were discharged and 12 (12%) patients were admitted as a result of the CT scan. It adds little time and cost to CT scanning lists.
Keywords:
RADIOGRAPHY
Local subject classification:
CT SCANS; ORTHOPAEDICS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCawley, Den
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-15T09:27:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-15T09:27:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128133-
dc.descriptionReady-Access to CT imaging facilities in Orthopaedic Trauma Clinics is not a standard facility. This facility has been available at the regional trauma unit, in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway for the past four years. We reviewed the use of this facility over a 2-year period when 100 patients had CT scans as part of their trauma clinic assessment. The rate of CT scan per clinic was 0.6. The mean waiting time for a CT scan was 30 minutes. 20 (20%) new fractures were confirmed, 33 (33%) fractures were out-ruled, 25 (25%) fractures demonstrated additional information and 8 (8%) had additional fractures. 20 (20%) patients were discharged and 12 (12%) patients were admitted as a result of the CT scan. It adds little time and cost to CT scanning lists.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectRADIOGRAPHYen
dc.subject.otherCT SCANSen
dc.subject.otherORTHOPAEDICSen
dc.title‘Ready-access’ CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinicen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-
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