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Table 3 Potential cost savings associated with the publication of the appropriate use criteria (AUC)

From: Appropriate utilization of cardiac computed tomography for the assessment of stable coronary artery disease

Absolute difference in rarely appropriate scans performed pre and post publication of AUC (%) Unit cost per CCT (USD) Estimate of number of CCTs performed annually in the Medicare population of the United States [19] Potential annual cost savings (USD)
7.7 $432.36 1,700,000  ~ 57 Million
  1. CCT cardiac computed tomography