The number and distribution of computerised tomography scanners in Turkey

Semin S., Amato Z.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, vol.9, no.7, pp.1457-1458, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003300050870
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1457-1458
  • Keywords: computerised tomography, medical technology
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The goal of this study was to investigate the number and distribution of CT scanners in Turkey. Our results show 173 CT scanners in Turkey in 1994, which equals 2.9 scanners per million people. All of the scanners are located in 45 cities, where 81% of the population resides. The other 31 cities in Turkey have no scanners. Of the 173 scanners, 103 (59.6%) are owned by the private sector and the other 70 are owned by the public sector. Of Turkey's CT scanners, 49.2% are located in private health centres, 21.9% in university hospitals, 16.7% in Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals, 10.4% in private hospitals and 1.8% in social security hospitals.