Radiologist-initiated double reading of abdominal CT: retrospective analysis of the clinical importance of changes to radiology reports.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Repeat interpretation of radiological images is known to yield more accurate diagnosis. Investigators interpreted more than 1000 abdominal CT scans twice and found clinically significant changes on the second read in 14% of cases. The authors suggest that using expert second radiology interpretation may enhance diagnostic accuracy.