78% of patients undergoing imaging examinations receive information prior to exams


According to a study in Radiology, about half of all patients and caregivers seek information about upcoming imaging examinations on their own.

Here are four things to know:


1. Study authors distributed a 24-item survey to patients at three pediatric and adult hospitals between January and May 2015. Of the 1,438 respondents, 1,117 — 78 percent — reported receiving information about their upcoming imaging examination.


2. For those that did receive information, ordering providers were the predominant and preferred source of examination-related information.


3. Respondents placed the greatest importance on examination preparation before the exam and the least on whether an alternative radiation-free examination would suffice.


4. Respondents in pediatric hospitals, typically parents, placed an even greater value on pre-examination information.


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