Why Are MRI Scans So Constricted?

The average waiting time for an MRI scan is 21 days, according to the latest Diagnostic Imaging Dataset published by NHS England. This compares to same day for X-Rays, Fluoroscopy and Medical Photography. Yet even that 21 day figure, extracted by NHS Digital from local Radiology Information Systems, masks the true extent of the problem. It’s skewed by the number of in-patients who have their test done far quicker. A third (33%) of the two million out-patients referred … Continue reading Why Are MRI Scans So Constricted?