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Abstract

Utilisation of the Equipments in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Services in a Tertiary Care Centre â??A Retrospective Study

Purpose of study: To study the equipment utilisation in the department of Radiology and imaging services. Methods: We performed retrospective evaluation of the data obtained on basis of past records maintained in the department of Radiology and imaging services from January 2015 to December 2016. The data regarding the CT, MRI, X-ray and Ultra sonography were collected using well-structured proforma for statistical evaluation. Results: When compared to 2015, in 2016 there was increase in utilisation of all imaging services, X- ray by 32.02%, USG by 13.98%, CT by 12.55% and MRI by 10.27%. Maximum utilisation of all imaging services was from outpatient department in both 2015 and 2016 with ultrasonography mainly utilized by females. Conclusions: In our study it was found that the department of Radiology and imaging services was fairly utilised as per the standard guidelines in spite of some limitations. There was periodic auditing of the equipments and their utilisation by the administration which helps in appropriate utilisation of services. Increased utilisation of imaging services observed in our study adds to the healthcare costs of the public and it also shows affordability of people which may also be considered in developing country like India. Keywords: Equipments; Imaging services; Utilisation; Guidelines; Healthcare


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PADMINI KUMARI BATHALA



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