'Ready-access' CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135778
Title:
'Ready-access' CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic.
Authors:
Cawley, D; Hennessy, A; Curtin, P; Bergin, D; Shannon, F
Affiliation:
Department Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Rd, Galway
Citation:
'Ready-access' CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic. 2011, 104 (3):81-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135778
PubMed ID:
21667612
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21667612
Abstract:
'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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Fractures, Bone; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Ireland; Male; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital; Private Sector; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Trauma Centers
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCawley, Den
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Aen
dc.contributor.authorCurtin, Pen
dc.contributor.authorBergin, Den
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T08:43:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-11T08:43:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citation'Ready-access' CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic. 2011, 104 (3):81-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21667612-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135778-
dc.description.abstract'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.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21667612en
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFractures, Bone-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshPrivate Sector-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshTrauma Centers-
dc.title'Ready-access' CT imaging for an orthopaedic trauma clinic.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Rd, Galwayen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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