Download PDF by Klaus-Juergen Lackner, Kathrin Barbara Krug: Avoiding Errors in Radiology: Case-Based Analysis of Causes

By Klaus-Juergen Lackner, Kathrin Barbara Krug

ISBN-10: 3131538813

ISBN-13: 9783131538819

In Avoiding error in Radiology: Case-Based research of motives and PreventiveStrategies, the authors supply 118 real-life examples of interpretation errorsand fallacious judgements from either diagnostic and interventional radiology. Ineach case, the authors speak about intimately the context within which the error weremade, the ensuing issues, and methods for destiny prevention. Thecases are prepared via physique quarter, starting with the skull and thenmoving to instances of the breast, chest and stomach, spinal column, musculoskeletaland vascular systems.


  • 118 case stories facilitate research and dialogue of factors of mistakes and supply preventive suggestions to move into day-by-day perform
  • 956 fine quality photos and explanatory drawings illustrate the situations and pinpoint mistakes of interpretation and in choice making

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

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A 61-year-old man was scheduled to have a squamous cell carcinoma of the skin removed from his right shoulder. The preoperative work-up included a frontal chest radiograph (Fig. 4), which showed kyphoscoliosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis in addition to apparent situs inversus (cardiac shadow and gastric bubble on the right side). Fig. 4 Chest radiograph shows kyphoscoliosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis. The film initially prompted a diagnosis of situs inversus. Further Case Summary When the RT was questioned, it was learned that a PA radiograph could not be taken due to the patient’s kyphoscoliosis, and therefore an AP view had been obtained.

References and Further Reading Osborn AG, Blaser SI, Salzmann KL, Katzman GL, Provenzale J, Castillo M. Diagnostic Imaging: Brain. 4 mm) removed from her back. She had no neurologic symptoms. One month earlier she had undergone a left axillary lymphadectomy for lymph node metastasis. Current thoracic and abdominal CT scans revealed pulmonary, hepatic, splenic and skeletal metastases. Cranial CT scans were interpreted as normal (Fig. 31). Fig. 31 a–d Cranial CT. Axial scans after IV contrast administration were interpreted as normal.

Autopsy revealed a mixed solid–cystic glioblastoma multiforme in the left temporobasal area that had infiltrated the dura of the middle cranial fossa. Error Analysis and Strategy for Error Prevention The proximity of the ICH to the middle cerebral artery (Fig. 27 b) suggested a perforated aneurysm of that vessel. The differential diagnosis also included a bleeding vascular malformation and a cerebral tumor. A hypertensive hemorrhage was unlikely because it most commonly involves the basal ganglia, centrum semiovale, or thalamus.

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