USE OF MEDICAL IMAGING AT BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER
Acute Care - Veterans Administration in Birmingham, AL 35233
Use of Medical Imaging
BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER
700 South 19th Street Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 933-4515
The use of medical imaging measures at Birmingham Va Medical Center display information about the quality of outpatient care in the area of imaging tests like mammograms, MRIs and CT scans. The measures on the use of medical imaging help patients identify how often a hospital provides imaging tests under circumstances where they may not be medically appropriate. The medical imaging ratings are based solely on Medicare administrative claims and hospitals do no provide additional information.
A lower percentage in the use of medical imaging test might be an indication of a more efficient use of medical imaging and Medicare resources. This is important because less imaging tests means less exposure to contrast materials or radiation. These measures are only applicable to hospital outpatient departments.