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Table 8 Utilisation of MRI by examination region at public hospitalsa 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 %
 Brain/Head 529 28.2 983 22.5 1486 27.8
 Whole spine 12 0.6 67 1.5 18 0.3
 Cervical spine 312 16.6 499 11.4 748 14.0
 Thoracic spine &Thoraco-lumbar spine 211 11.3 473 10.8 440 8.2
 Lumbar spine 533 28.4 1546 35.4 1650 30.9
 Abdominal and/or pelvic 35 1.9 145 3.3 262 4.9
 Pelvic 49 2.6 69 1.6 78 1.5
 Both hips 11 0.6 103 2.4 79 1.5
 Thorax 43 2.3 10 0.2 30 0.6
 Limbs/Joints 77 4.1 292 6.7 304 5.7
 MRCP 39 2.1 51 1.2 78 1.5
 MRV/MRA 3 0.2 10 0.2 19 0.4
 Other 20 1.1 125 2.9 154 2.9
Total 1874 100 4373 100 5346 100
  1. aData were not available for Yangon General Hospital; MRCP Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, MRV Magnetic resonance venography, MRA Magnetic resonance angiography