CT and MRI scanners
Why is there such a long wait for MRI and CT scanners?
I was reading that USA has about 20 scanners per million people while Canada has 4.
Now, would it not be much easier and cheaper long term if we could just purchase more machines which would in turn diagnose many diseases in advance and avoid costly healthcare bills? The cost of a CT scanner is only 2 million. I don't think it's that much to spend considering the advantages.
The real reason why I am asking this question is because a week ago I fainted and almost split my head in 2. The cut was so deep I was rushed to a hospital and the nurse said she could see mu skull. I was sent to do a CT scan which was fortunately 100% fine (the cost was $300). This brings me to the other part of the question. If this happened to me in Canada, would the doctors order a scan for me or I would just have to pray everything was fine with my head? Is it not more expensive to keep me in hospital for observation than to have a simple scan?
I would be really curious if a doctor or a nurse could answer my 2 part question.