Last year, 1,178,174 computed tomography examinations were conducted in Estonian health care institutions. The number of computed tomography examinations increased 32% compared to 2016. At the same time, the number of patients examined increased by 2%.
In two years (2016 vs 2017) comparison the data about procedures on x-ray examinations and procedures decreased by 4%.
In 2017, total number of interventional radiology procedures (biopsies, punctures, radiofrequency ablation and angiography) increased by 8% compared to 2016.
The absolute number of laboratory analyses have steadily increased over the last three years, as well as per 100 patients, especially in immunological analyses – in 2014, when 34 analyses were done per 100 patients, then in 2017 immune analyses were already carried out on every second patient.