USE OF MEDICAL IMAGING AT ST LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER
Acute Care Hospital in Phoenix, AZ 85006
Use of Medical Imaging
ST LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER
1800 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 251-8156
The use of medical imaging measures at St Luke's 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.
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.
|Measure||Hospital Average||How this Hospital Compares|
|Abdomen CT use of contrast material||1.5% Measure: Abdomen CT use of contrast material|
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2013 and 06/30/2014
Percentage of patients who got computed tomography (CT) scans of the abdomen that were combination/double scans. If the percentage is high, it may indicate that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.
A lower percentage is better.