How does the use and effectiveness of CT in the ED differ by age?

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CT Use in the ED by Age (Percent of Overall Imaging)

Pediatrics : All

All

Top 3 CT Types % Findings % of Total Age Group
CT Abdomen/Pelvis WO 23.41% 15.5%
CT Head WO 62.09% 6.2%
CT Spine Cervical WO 16.98% 2.7%

+/- 0.44 @ 95% confidence level, WO = without contrast, Findings Definition

Pediatrics : Female

All

Top 3 CT Types % Findings % of Total Age Group
CT Abdomen/Pelvis WO 20.06% 15.3%
CT Head WO 54.78% 8.5%
CT Spine Cervical WO 13.35% 4%

+/- 0.44 @ 95% confidence level, WO = without contrast, Findings Definition

Pediatrics : Male

All

Top 3 CT Types % Findings % of Total Age Group
CT Abdomen/Pelvis WO 17.12% 6.5%
CT Head WO 50.65% 4.9%
CT Spine Cervical WO 11.92% 1.8%

+/- 0.44 @ 95% confidence level, WO = without contrast, Findings Definition

Click on one of the patient age groups below to explore how gender and location (urban vs. rural) factors also contribute to order type and findings present results.