Journal Article

Improvement in detection of wrong-patient errors when radiologists include patient photographs in their interpretation of portable chest radiographs.

Tridandapani S, Olsen K, Bhatti P. Journal of digital imaging. 2015;28:664-70.

This innovative pilot study found significant improvement in radiologists' ability to detect wrong-patient errors when patient photographs were provided with radiographs. The authors advocate for including photographs with portable radiographs to prevent patient mislabeling errors and augment safety.