, 12:P11,
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Date: 21 Nov 2012

Cost of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scan in UKMMC

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Introduction

Department of Radiology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), is one of the intermediate cost centres for ward and polyclinic. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scan are among the radiology investigations that consume high amount of resources. However, the actual cost of these procedures has never been properly imputed before. The charge for these procedures in UKMMC ranges from RM 550 - RM 800 and RM 100 - RM 450 for MRI and CT scan, respectively. These charges are lower as compared to private sectors and other teaching hospitals in Malaysia. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the cost of MRI and CT scan procedures in UKMMC including the component cost that are involved in these procedures.

Method

A cross sectional study was conducted from January to March 2012 among radiographer in UKMMC. Activity Base Costing (ABC) method was used to analyze the cost of procedures involving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Compu