Imaging on the same day as the office visit: wide variation in how frequently different types of imaging services were performed on same day as a related office visit, 2008a

Type of ImagingProportion of Services Performed on the Same Day as the Office Visit
Advanced imaging
MRI: brain8.4%
MRI: other8.2%
CT: head23.8%
CT: other13.1%
Nuclear medicine8.5%
Other echography28.4%
Standard imaging50.9%
All imaging35.4%
  • a All imaging services in the Table are considered designated health services under the Stark self-referral law. The Table excludes the professional component of imaging services (unless it is part of a global service) and imaging performed in hospitals. Office visits include evaluation and management and consultation services provided in physicians' offices.8