French market for MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) still underdeveloped:
This article was originally published in Clinica
France is still far behind its neighbours when it comes to its installed number of MRI facilities. Patients are having to wait an average of 43.6 days for an examination, although in regions such as Poitou-Charentes the average is 93 days, while in Limoges the wait is just eight days. What is most worrying, according to the French association for healthcare imaging of the future, is that the average delay is now longer than it was three years ago. This is despite promises from the French government in the meantime to increase the number of MRI systems available and to ensure they were placed in such a way to guarantee equal access throughout the country.