Perspectives in Radiodiagnosis

  • Louis Kreel


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.


Gall Bladder Gall Stone Barium Meal Biliary Tract Disease Operative Cholangiography 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Kreel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwick Park HospitalHarrow, MiddlesexUK
  2. 2.Clinical Research CentreHarrow, MiddlesexUK

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