Radiologist’s reports are interpretations and opinions of imaging exams, not objective results like laboratory tests. The report is ideally performed in conjunction with clinical history, physical exam, and laboratory results, but even given perfect conditions radiologists may disagree with one another whether a finding is a tumor, infection, bleed, or even a more complex combination such as a bleeding tumor. Or, another radiologist may believe that the “finding” was simply a normal physiologic variant. The report is not immutable fact; it is the opinion of a radiologist, and opinions can vary so if in doubt, have another radiologist review the images for an independent interpretation.


This month we are discussing radiology tips and pitfalls.  The blog topics for this month are:

  • Radiology: Don’t Believe Everything You Read (1/1/16)
  • Radiology: To Err is Human  (1/8/16)
  • Radiology: Quality Counts (1/15/16)
  • Radiology: Timing is Everything (1/22/16)
  • Radiology: Do the Right Thing (1/29/16)

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