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Medical Imaging

These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests (like mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans) for outpatients based on the following:

  • Protecting patients’ safety, such as keeping patients’ exposure to radiation and other risks as low as possible.
  • Following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem.
  • Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need.

The information shown here is limited to medical imaging facilities that are part of a hospital or associated with a hospital. These facilities can be inside or near the hospital, or in a different location. This information only includes medical imaging done on outpatients. Medical imaging tests done for patients who have been admitted to the hospital as inpatients aren’t included.

How is EJGH Performing in Medical Imaging?

The individual measures below are how hospitals throughout the United States are measured. Click on a link to see how EJGH compares nationally and in Louisiana in each individual measure.

Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy.

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI of the breast within 45 days after a screening mammogram.

Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were “combination” (double) scans.

Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were “combination” (double) scans.

Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery

Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time.

All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from 4th Quarter 2011 through 3rd Quarter 2012
 

 

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