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By Klaus-Juergen Lackner, Kathrin Barbara Krug

In Avoiding mistakes in Radiology: Case-Based research of factors and PreventiveStrategies, the authors offer 118 real-life examples of interpretation errorsand unsuitable judgements from either diagnostic and interventional radiology. Ineach case, the authors talk about intimately the context during which the error weremade, the ensuing problems, and methods for destiny prevention. Thecases are equipped through physique sector, starting with the skull and thenmoving to situations of the breast, chest and stomach, spinal column, musculoskeletaland vascular systems.


  • 118 case reports facilitate research and dialogue of motives of blunders and provide preventive suggestions to move into day-by-day perform
  • 956 high quality photographs and explanatory drawings illustrate the situations and pinpoint error of interpretation and in choice making

Avoiding mistakes in Radiology is a must have reference for a person concerned ininterpreting pictures for analysis and in making judgements in interventionalradiology.

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20 a, b Noncontrast cranial CT scans on day 13 post injury show decreased density of the hemorrhagic deposits on the tentorium compared with Fig. 18. a b Fig. 21 a–d Cranial MRI on day 14 post injury. The T2*-weighted sequence shows pathognomonic signal voids in the subarachnoid space due to susceptibility changes caused by extracellular iron deposits from blood breakdown products (a, b). Meningeal enhancement in the T1weighted sequence after IV contrast administration (c, d) results from inflammation of the meninges caused by the hemorrhagic deposits.

Pulmonary venous congestion and infiltrates were excluded. Fig. 17 a, b Chest radiographs were interpreted as showing bilateral basal pleural adhesions, dilatation of the left ventricle without pulmonary venous congestion, an indurated focus in the left upper lobe, and a metallic foreign body in the right chest wall. info 2 Chest Further Case Summary Because of the discrepancy between clinical findings (declining inflammatory markers, diminishing productive cough, normal pacemaker function) and radiographic findings, the attending cardiologist reviewed 6-week-old chest radiographs in which the same radiologist had described extensive infiltrates in the left lower lobe and lingula, milder infiltrates in the right lower lobe, and concomitant pleural effusions consistent with pleuropneumonia (Fig.

34 a, b). The mass had a hyperintense center on T2-weighted images and showed peripheral enhancement after IV contrast administration. Portions of the mandible bordering on the mass were eroded. The bone marrow in the same area showed increased T2weighted signal intensity and abnormal enhancement in a T1-weighted sequence after IV contrast administration. CT, MRI, and radionuclide bone scans showed no evidence of hematogenous metastasis. Fig. 33 a–d CT shows a left submental density with an enhancing rim, initially interpreted as carcinoma.

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