Table 121Number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units and computed tomography (CT) scanners: Selected countries, selected years 1990–2006

[Data are based on reporting by countries]

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Country19901995200020032004200520061990199520002003200420052006
Number of MRI units per million populationNumber of CT scanners per million population
Australia10.62.93.53.73.74.24.913.820.526.140.345.351.1- - -
Austria- - -- - -10.913.615.916.216.811.7- - -25.827.229.229.629.8
Belgium2.03.36.06.87.07.07.116.1- - -21.830.631.638.739.8
Canada20.71.42.54.74.95.76.27.18.0- - -10.310.711.512.0
Czech Republic3- - -1.01.72.52.83.13.8- - -6.79.612.612.612.313.1
Denmark2.5- - -5.49.110.2- - -- - -4.37.311.414.514.613.815.8
Finland1.84.39.913.014.014.715.29.811.713.514.014.214.714.8
France0.82.12.62.83.14.75.36.79.29.58.37.49.810.0
Germany4- - -2.34.96.26.67.17.7- - -9.012.714.715.416.216.7
Greece0.4- - -- - -- - -- - -13.2- - -6.5- - -- - -- - -- - -25.8- - -
Hungary50.11.01.82.62.62.62.61.94.65.76.56.87.17.2
Iceland3.97.510.717.320.520.319.711.818.721.320.717.123.726.3
Italy61.3- - -7.711.914.115.0- - -6.0- - -21.023.926.327.7- - -
Japan76.1- - -- - -- - -- - -40.1- - -55.2- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
South Korea- - -3.95.49.011.112.113.6- - -15.528.431.931.532.333.7
Mexico- - -- - -- - -1.41.31.41.4- - -- - -- - -3.03.23.53.6
New Zealand- - -- - -- - -3.7- - -- - -- - -3.6- - -8.811.512.1- - -- - -
Poland- - -- - -- - -1.01.92.01.9- - -- - -4.46.36.97.99.2
Portugal80.8- - -- - -3.9- - -- - -5.84.6- - -- - -12.8- - -26.225.8
Spain9- - -2.74.87.37.78.18.8- - -8.312.013.013.313.513.9
Sweden1.56.8- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -10.5- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
Switzerland- - -- - -12.914.214.314.414.0- - -- - -18.518.017.918.218.7
Turkey- - -- - -- - -3.03.0- - -3.51.6- - -- - -7.3- - -- - -7.8
United Kingdom10- - -- - -4.74.45.05.45.6- - -- - -4.56.77.07.57.6
United States11- - -12.3- - -21.926.6- - -26.5- - -- - -- - -29.232.2- - -33.9
Number of MRI unitsNumber of CT scanners
Australia11152677375861002353705008009101,040- - -
Austria- - -- - -8811013013313990- - -209221239244247
Belgium20336171737375160- - -223318329406420
Canada2194076150156185201198234- - -325341373392
Czech Republic3- - -101725293239- - -6999129129126134
Denmark13- - -294955- - -- - -22386178797586
Finland922516873778049607073747778
France45123156169191288325379534563503449595615
Germany4- - -184405514545585635- - -7371,0401,2151,2681,3341,376
Greece4- - -- - -- - -- - -147- - -66- - -- - -- - -- - -286- - -
Hungary5110182626262620475866697273
Iceland12356663566578
Italy672- - -442682813870- - -340- - -1,2031,3711,5131,613- - -
Japan7756- - -- - -- - -- - -5,128- - -6,821- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
South Korea- - -174254430531584657- - -6991,3341,5261,5151,5571,629
Mexico- - -- - -- - -138135142146- - -- - -- - -309330360373
New Zealand- - -- - -- - -15- - -- - -- - -12- - -344649- - -- - -
Poland- - -- - -- - -39737774- - -- - -169242264303352
Portugal88- - -- - -41- - -- - -6145- - -- - -134- - -277273
Spain9- - -107194306328350386- - -327483544566587611
Sweden1360- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -90- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
Switzerland- - -- - -93104106107105- - -- - -133132132135140
Turkey- - -- - -- - -211212- - -25489- - -- - -516- - -- - -566
United Kingdom10- - -- - -277263300326342- - -- - -264400421450458
United States11- - -3,265- - -6,3757,810- - -7,930- - -- - -- - -8,4909,455- - -10,150

- - - Data not available.

1

Starting with 2000 data, the number of MRI units include only those that are approved for billing to Medicare (Australia’s national health program). In 1999, approved units represented approximately 60% of total units.

2

The number of units in freestanding imaging facilities was imputed for years prior to 2003 based on data collected in the 2003 National Survey of Selected Medical Imaging Equipment, conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. MRI units in Quebec are not included in 2000.

3

Prior to 2000, the data include only equipment of Health Sector establishments.

4

The data include equipment installed in acute care hospitals and prevention and rehabilitation homes.

5

Equipment used in military hospitals and the health institutes of Hungarian State Railways are not included.

6

1990 data include only equipment in public and private hospitals.

7

Prior to 2000, the data include only equipment in hospitals.

8

The data do not include equipment in all the private sectors.

9

The data include equipment available in hospitals and do not include equipment in other health care facilities.

10

The data include devices in public sector establishments only.

11

Data are from the MRI Census and are comparable to the OECD definition. The devices in U.S. territories are not included.

NOTE: Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2005 Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Census. Benchmark Report: IMV, Limited, Medical Information Division.

From: Trend Tables

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