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Table 7 Utilisation of CT by examination region at public hospitalsb in Myanmar (2015–2017)

From: Geographic distribution and utilisation of CT and MRI services at public hospitals in Myanmar

Region of body examined 2015 2016 2017
N % N % N %
CT examination
aCranial/Head 14,388 60.0 20,935 60.7 24,384 58.8
 Head & neck 356 1.5 466 1.4 479 1.2
 Head & other region 428 1.8 321 0.9 822 2.0
 Whole spine 11 0.0 11 0.0 14 0.0
 Cervical spine 112 0.5 140 0.4 212 0.5
 Thoracic spine &Thoraco-lumbar spine 79 0.3 160 0.5 221 0.5
 Lumbar spine &Lumbo-sacral spine 65 0.3 134 0.4 257 0.6
 Abdominal and/or pelvic 4159 17.4 6160 17.9 7130 17.2
 Thorax and other region 3485 14.5 4912 14.2 5821 14.0
 Body (thorax and abdomen) 60 0.3 185 0.5 343 0.8
 Whole body 1 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0
 Pelvis 24 0.1 73 0.2 88 0.2
 Angiogram 93 0.4 117 0.3 202 0.5
 Limbs/Joints 77 0.3 111 0.3 235 0.6
 Other 629 2.6 751 2.2 1266 3.1
Total 23,967 100 34,479 100 41,475 100
  1. aCT examination of cranial/head region accounted (n = 25,252, 74.89%) of all examination (n = 33,720) in regional level hospitals
  2. bData were not available for Yangon General Hospital and Mandalay General Hospital