Acute Care Hospital in Eutaw, AL 35462

Use of Medical Imaging

509 Wilson Avenue Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3388

The use of medical imaging measures at Greene County Hospital 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.

Outpatient imaging efficiency

The information shown below pertains to the medical imaging facilities that are this hospital or associated with this hospital. The information includes medical imaging tests done only to outpatients and it doesn’t include imaging tests done for patients admitted to this hospital.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Simultaneous use of brain CT and sinus CT0.0% Measure: Simultaneous use of brain CT and sinus CT
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2013 and 06/30/2014

Percentage of patients with brain computed tomography (CT) scans who also got a sinus CT scan at the same time. If the percentage is high, it may indicate that too many patients are being given brain and sinus scan, when a single scan is sufficient.

A lower percentage is better.