Out of hours CT reporting is contracted out to Medica, a Teleradiology company. CT scans are performed locally at the Trust, and reported by UK based Consultant Radiologists working for Medica.
Requests for out of hours CT should only be made after proper clinical assessment of the patient and after ascertaining that the scan cannot wait until the following morning.
Appropriateness of requests is monitored and prospectively audited.
Some CT scans may be requested directly to the CT Radiographer, others require prior discussion with a Medica Radiologist.
|Compiled by:||Imaging Directorate Team|
|Ratified by:||Clinical Governance Committee|
|Date Ratified:||January 2017|
|Date Issued:||January 2017|
|Review Date:||December 2020|
|Target Audience:||As applicable|
|Contact name:||Imaging Directorate Team|