Image quality can vary significantly which can affect diagnostic accuracy. The most advanced scanner-software combinations produce images that look like the newest high definition TV, but others might look like an old fuzzy TV set from the 1950s. Furthermore, images can be affected by artifacts from any number of sources including surgical implants, jewelry, or even motion artifact from breathing. For instance, a very common artifact in the brain can be mistaken for subdural bleeding. A radiologist is in the best position to comment on image quality and artifacts which may limit interpretation or even be misinterpreted as pathology.


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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