Perspectives in Radiodiagnosis
It has been estimated that the number of radiological investigations increases at about the rate of 10% annually, (Ashley et al, 1972). This is only for conventional radiological examinations and does not include the introduction of newer methods, such as isotope scanning or ultrasonography. The increasing cost of radiology departments is due not only to these factors or, for that matter, to the obvious increasing cost of film and chemicals or rising salaries. There is for instance an overall rise in expectations and standards on the part of the medical profession and patients, which is a natural feature of industrialised societies. We are all striving for perfection and seldom give a thought to the effects this has on public expenditure. While individual departments and radiologists do not directly control and feel responsible for their own budgets, this will continue to be so.
KeywordsGall Bladder Gall Stone Barium Meal Biliary Tract Disease Operative Cholangiography
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.Hodgson, J.R. and Baker, H.L.Jnr. (1959) Newer concepts in cholecystography and cholangiography Postgraduate Medicine 26:283Google Scholar
- 4.Committee 3 of the ICRP (1970) — A report Protection against ionizing radiation from external sources ICRP Publication 15, New York, Pergamon PressGoogle Scholar
- 5.Jacobs, J.C.(1974) Chest X-ray screening for tuberculosis Journal of the American Medical Association 228:24Google Scholar
- 6.Kitabatake, T., Yokoyama, M., Sakka, M. & Koga, S.(1973) Estimation of benefit and radiation risk from mass chest radiography Radiology 109:37Google Scholar
- 7.Kreel, L. (1973) Radiology of the biliary system Clinics in Gastroenterology 2:185Google Scholar
- 8.Kreel, L., Herlinger, H. & Glanville, J. (1973) Technique of the double contrast barium meal with examples of correlation with endoscopy Clinical Radiology 24:307Google Scholar
- 9.Okuda, K., Kyuichi, T., Takeshi, E., Shintaro, K., Shigenobu, J., Kazuki, U., Toshiro, S., Yoshiro, K., Yoshio, F., Hirotaka, M., Hiromichi, M., Yutaka, S., Fusakuni, Y., Yasuhiko, M. (1974) Non-surgical, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography diagnostic significance in medical problems of the liver Digestive Diseases 19: No.1:36Google Scholar
- 10.Shirakabe, H. (1971) Double Contrast Studies of the Stomach Bunkodo Co. Ltd. Tokyo, JapanGoogle Scholar
- 11.Warrick, C.K. (1973) Radiology Now: The “10-day” rule British Journal of Radiology 46:933Google Scholar
- 12.Wenckert, A. & Robertson, B. (1966) Gastroenterology 50:376Google Scholar