Utilization of CT and MRI Scanning Among Cancer Patients in Ontario, 1993-2002
Coburn N, Przybysz R, Law C, Barbera L, Hodgson D, Sharir S, Laupacis A. December 2005
Reducing wait times for computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are a government priority and of great concern to the public. Access to these diagnostic services is of particular concern to cancer patients. This report examines the use of CT and MRI resources by cancer patients in Ontario, relative to the general population, during the period 1993 to 2002. The rate of utilization of CT and MRI scans was determined by body site, by Local Health Integration Network, and for the five most common types of cancer.