230,000 waiting more than a month for radiology test results in England

Hundreds of thousands of patients in England are waiting more than a month for radiology test results

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A report into NHS services in England by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) found three-quarters of hospitals have a backlog for radiology, which includes CT and MRI scans.

Some 126 out of 155 NHS trusts responded to enquiries from the RCR about the state of radiology services.

The report found that on one particular day in February 2016, 230,000 patients had been waiting more than a month for test results. These included at least 12,000 who were waiting for the result of CT or MRI scans, which are often used to diagnose or monitor cancer.

Read more via The Royal College of Radiologists survey Diagnostic radiology: Our patients are still waiting….

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