Facilities scanners above all in Japan, more surveys conducted in the U.S.
New medical technologies significantly improve the ability to diagnose and treat, but also lead to increased health care costs. To detect tumors importance acquired by X-ray computer (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, allowing the doctor to "see" the internal organs with the help of non-destructive study of layered internal structure of the object. Unlike traditional methods of radiography and computed tomography, magnetic resonance tomography people not exposed to ionizing radiation, which reduces health risks during the examination.
In the past two decades, medical equipment and diagnostic facilities scanners for computed tomography and magnetic resonance tomography has grown rapidly in most OECD countries.
The greatest number of CT scanners per capita in Japan, where for every million inhabitants 46.9 Magnetic resonance imaging (Fig. 9) and 101.3 for computed tomography scanners (Fig. 10). Japan on equipment for magnetic resonance tomography followed by the U.S. (31.5 per million population in 2011, 34.5 in 2012), computerized tomography scanners - Australia (44.4 per million). In Greece, Iceland, Italy and South Korea tomography equipment is also higher than the OECD average (13.3 Magnetic resonance imaging scanner and 23.6 per million), while the lowest is in Mexico, Hungary and Israel.
For most OECD countries, data on equipment scanners are presented as a whole and separately for hospital and outpatient . However, for some countries the information incomplete - it does not reflect the availability of scanners outside hospitals, other medical and diagnostic facilities (in Belgium, Germany and Portugal). UK data refer only to the public health sector, Australia and Hungary - to equipment that is paid for from public funds.