Analysis of the last decade of weekend out-of-hours CT imaging: How have things changed?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/314991
Title:
Analysis of the last decade of weekend out-of-hours CT imaging: How have things changed?
Authors:
Culleton, S; Torreggiani, W
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology
Citation:
Culleton, S, Torreggiani, W. Analysis of the last decade of weekend out-of-hours CT imaging: How have things changed? Irish Medical Journal 2014 Mar 107 (3)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/314991
Abstract:
CT has become an invaluable diagnostic tool. The clinical applications and technological capacity of CT has continued to increase. There is an increasing demand for radiology services including during weekend on-call hours. The objective of this study was to assess the trend in weekend CT imaging requests over a ten-year period form 2001-2010. Electronic data was retrieved from the hospital Radiology Inpatient System. In total 8530 CT scans were performed during weekend on-call hours. Over the decade weekend imaging grew from 466 to 1448 (210.7%) CT examinations. CT brain imaging accounted for 3944 of the total 8530(46%) and this was a 126% increase. A ten-fold, eight-fold and three-fold increase occurred in adult CT thorax, CT pelvis and CT abdominal imaging respectively. These results demonstrate rising demand on radiology services and need to plan for continued future growth. Radiology and emergency departments need to prepare and develop pathways to deal with this projected growth.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIAGNOSIS
Local subject classification:
RADIOLOGY; CT IMAGING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCulleton, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, Wen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T08:39:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-31T08:39:22Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationCulleton, S, Torreggiani, W. Analysis of the last decade of weekend out-of-hours CT imaging: How have things changed? Irish Medical Journal 2014 Mar 107 (3)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/314991-
dc.description.abstractCT has become an invaluable diagnostic tool. The clinical applications and technological capacity of CT has continued to increase. There is an increasing demand for radiology services including during weekend on-call hours. The objective of this study was to assess the trend in weekend CT imaging requests over a ten-year period form 2001-2010. Electronic data was retrieved from the hospital Radiology Inpatient System. In total 8530 CT scans were performed during weekend on-call hours. Over the decade weekend imaging grew from 466 to 1448 (210.7%) CT examinations. CT brain imaging accounted for 3944 of the total 8530(46%) and this was a 126% increase. A ten-fold, eight-fold and three-fold increase occurred in adult CT thorax, CT pelvis and CT abdominal imaging respectively. These results demonstrate rising demand on radiology services and need to plan for continued future growth. Radiology and emergency departments need to prepare and develop pathways to deal with this projected growth.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectDIAGNOSISen_GB
dc.subject.otherRADIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subject.otherCT IMAGINGen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of the last decade of weekend out-of-hours CT imaging: How have things changed?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiologyen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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