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Table 2 Number of overall examinations and by sector over all the periods studied

From: Teleradiology as a relevant indicator of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic management on emergency room activities: a nationwide worrisome survey

  2017-Period 1 2017-Period 2 2018-Period 1 2018-Period 2 2019-Period 1 2019-Period 2 2020-Period 1 2020-Period 2
Total examinations (n) 3291 3321 4242 4491 7265 7383 10,944 9576
CVA Sector 449 (14%) 456 (14%) 544 (13%) 601 (13%) 921 (13%) 909 (12%) 1052 (10%) 675 (7%)*
CTr Sector 593 (18%) 565 (17%) 771 (18%) 817 (18%) 1310 (18%) 1330 (18%) 1853 (17%) 895 (9%)*
Body-CT Sector 98 (3%) 121 (4%) 97 (2%) 149 (3%) 208 (3%) 220 (3%) 349 (3%) 134 (1%)*
Chest 306 (9%) 306 (9%) 490 (12%) 463 (10%) 816 (11%) 788 (11%) 1205 (11%) 3766 (39%)*
ANTAP Sector 998 (30%) 1036 (31%) 1277 (30%) 1416 (32%) 2251 (31%) 2239 (30%) 3523 (32%) 2507 (26%)*
  1. CVA: Cerebrovascular accidents; CTr: Cranial trauma; Body-CT: Body-CTs for multiple trauma; ANTAP: Acute non-traumatic abdominal pain
  2. (*) Significant differences between periods 1 and 2 of 2020, p < 0.001
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