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Table 2 Characteristics of the hospitals in which the radiology department performs more than 20,000 US examinations/year (nationality, presence/absence of teaching duties, number of inpatients, number of US machines available, ratio between number of US examinations performed by non-radiology specialists vs. radiologists)

From: Organisation and practice of radiological ultrasound in Europe: a survey by the ESR Working Group on Ultrasound

US exams/year Nationality Teaching duties No. beds in hospital No. US machines US done by non-radiologists/US done by radiologists
47,441 ES Yes >1,000 10-20 49/51
45,000 LT Yes >1,000 <10 50/50
41,834 DE Yes >1,000 <10 34/66
41,172 HU Yes >1,000 10-20 10/90
30,000 ES Yes 400-1,000 <10 20/80
27,000 RO Yes >1,000 10-20 15/85
25,000 IT Yes 400-1,000 <10 10/90
22,851 IT Yes >1,000 10-20 40/60
22,000 DE Yes >1,000 <10 70/30
22,000 ES Yes 400-1,000 10-20 20/80
21,000 UK Yes >1,000 <10 80/20