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What Are the Causes of Image Interpretation Errors?


Objective: To address some of the issues associated with diagnostic error in the practice of radiology. Errors: The authors cite studies which indicate that the substantial majority of interpretation errors fall into the category of perceptual errors or missed findings. Broken down further, the cause of a missed finding may be categorized into 3 primary types which the authors describe as "search," "recognition," and/or "decision-making." Search errors originate when a radiologist more...
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