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Impact of computerized tomography on neuroradiological investigations in South Australia.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
46–48
Identifiers
PMID: 315511
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Although there has been a reduction in cerebral angiographic (33%), pneumoencephalographic (70%) and radionuclide brain scanning (28%) investigations since the introduction of computerized tomography in South Australia, there has been a significant increase (56%) in the total number of neuroradiological investigations performed. At the same time, the number of patients who underwent neuroradiological investigations has risen by 75%. This is equivalent to approximately one person in every 290 per year.

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