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Medical Imaging Data

Medical imaging technology - such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - is an important part of modern health care. It helps to screen for disease, such as finding breast cancer through mammograms or heart disease through cardiac stress tests. It also can help physicians diagnose injury or illness, such as broken leg on an X-ray or a torn ligament on an MRI. When used most effectively, it can help health care professionals improve the care they provide. To read more about medical imaging, the guidelines we follow, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, learn more:

July 2012 - June 2013 Data

Outpatients With Lower Back Pain Who Had An MRI Without Trying Recommended Treatments First

  • MU Health Care average - 33.2%
  • Missouri average - 39.6%
  • U.S. average 37.2%

Outpatient CT Scans of the Chest That Were "Combination" Scans

  • MU Health Care average - 0.023
  • Missouri average - 0.044
  • U.S. average - 0.044

Outpatient CT Scans Of The Abdomen That Were "Combination" Scans

  • MU Health Care average - 1.6%
  • Missouri average - 1.9%
  • U.S. average - 2.7%

Outpatients Who Had A Follow-up Mammogram Or Ultrasound Within 45 Days After A Screening Mammogram

  • MU Health Care average - 15.4%
  • Missouri average - 8.6%
  • U.S. average - 8.8%

Outpatients Who Had A Cardiac Imaging Stress Tests Before Low-risk Outpatient Surgery

  • MU Health Care average - 6.1%
  • Missouri average - 5.2%
  • U.S. average - 5.3%

Outpatients With Brain CT Scans Who Had A Sinus CT Scan At The Same Time

  • MU Health Care average -3.0%
  • Missouri average - 3.2%
  • U.S. average - 2.7%