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Imaging and radiodiagnostic activity 2010/11

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

latest statistics on imaging and radiodiagnostic activity.

The latest statistics on imaging and radiodiagnostic activity have been released, according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Imaging and Radiodiagnostic examinations or tests carried out in the financial year 2010/11 include data for England, Strategic Health Authorities, and NHS Trusts, split by imaging modality.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The total number of imaging examinations or tests, covering the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 was 38,806,000 compared to 37,742,000 in the period April 1 2009 to 31 March 2010. This is an increase of 2.8%.
  • Of these imaging examinations or tests, 22.2 million were X-Rays (radiographs), 4.0 million were Computed Tomography (CT), 2.1 million were Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 8.6 million were Ultrasound, 0.6 million for Radio isotopes and 1.3 million for Fluoroscopy.