Usage Patterns of CT and MRI in the Evaluation of Otologic Disease.

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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