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Table 3 Characteristics of the hospitals in which the radiology department performs less than 5,000 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
300 DE Yes >1,000 <10 95/5
1,400 DE Yes >1,000 <10 90/10
2,000 AT Yes <400 <10 80/20
2,400 AT No <400 <10 0/100
3,500 DE Yes <400 <10 60/40
3,700 DE Yes >1,000 <10 70/30
4,500 HR Yes 400-1,000 <10 40/60
4,800 DE Yes >1,000 <10 60/40