Journal Article

Strategies for improving the value of the radiology report: a retrospective analysis of errors in formally over-read studies.

Kabadi SJ; Krishnaraj A.

This retrospective review of imaging studies submitted to a second institution for a second interpretation (over-read) revealed that more than 10% had clinically significant changes between the original interpretation and the second interpretation. Nearly one-quarter of the changes were classified as emergent, requiring immediate notification to a treating clinician. These results demonstrate how imaging interpretation can affect timely and accurate diagnosis.