Has Pediatric CT at Children's Hospitals Reached Its Peak?

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 May;194(5):1194-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3682.

Abstract

Objective: CT volumes at our institution have declined since 2005. The purpose of this article is to discuss the existence of any corresponding national trend.

Conclusion: CT utilization as a percentage of cross-sectional imaging studies has decreased steadily since 2003 in pediatric facilities across North America.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hospitals, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • North America / epidemiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / statistics & numerical data*
  • Workload / statistics & numerical data*