Usage Patterns of CT and MRI in the Evaluation of Otologic Disease.
To evaluate the current trends and usage patterns of radiographic imaging for otologic disease by specialty, length of practice, practice setting, geographic region, and pediatric volume.Cross-sectional study.Survey of physicians.General Otolaryngologists and Otologists/Neurotologists (O/N) of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).An electronic questionnaire was distributed to AAO-HNS members. Respondents were separated into groups by specialty, length of practice, practice setting, region, and pediatric exposure. Chi-square tests were performed for the determination of significance.The survey was sent to 5,168 members of AAO-HNS. The response rate was 10.6% (n = 546) and 18.1% for only O/N (n = 143). Most respondents were generalists (74%), in practice >20 years (51%), with a primarily adult practice (95%). O/N were more often academics (44 versus 17% combined, 40% private; p 20 years (32 versus 18% of
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Authors: Annie E Moroco, Robert A Saadi, Aaron R Baker, Junjia Zhu, Huseyin Isildak