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Journal Article > Review
Waite S, Scott JM, Drexler I, et al. Clin Imaging. 2018;51:266-272.
Communication failures affect safe care delivery across the spectrum of practice. This review highlights steps in the imaging cycle that are vulnerable to communication errors, such as clinical history taking, report compilation, and results notification. The authors provide recommendations for radiologists to reduce the potential for errors that will impact the timeliness and accuracy of care delivery.
Special or Theme Issue
Bruno MA, Johnson K, Argy N, Graber ML, eds. Diagnosis. 2017;4:111-191.
Radiology plays a unique role in the determination of a diagnosis. Cognitive and system elements in radiology can contribute to overuse, diagnostic error, and delays. Articles in this special issue discuss communication, information overload, and uncertainty in radiology and describe projects working toward improving safety of radiological imaging.
Journal Article > Study
Collective intelligence meets medical decision-making: the collective outperforms the best radiologist.
Wolf M, Krause J, Carney PA, Bogart A, Kurvers RHJM. PLoS One. 2015;10:e0134269.
Collective intelligence encompasses several methods for summarizing input from multiple individuals, which can often be more accurate than any one expert. In this study, investigators applied several collective intelligence algorithms to mammography interpretation. They found that aggregating the interpretations of multiple radiologists resulted in higher accuracy—fewer false positive results and more true positive results—than even the most accurate single radiologist. This work builds on earlier studies of diagnostic accuracy in imaging studies. This study has profound implications for improving diagnosis through collaboration between clinicians in real time, perhaps facilitated through technology, as a complement to the long-standing diagnostic safety strategy of morbidity and mortality conferences, which provide group feedback once a case has concluded.
Journal Article > Study
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. J Digit Imaging. 2015;28:664-670.
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.
Eban K. Self Magazine. November 2011.
This magazine article reports on cases in which outsourcing the interpretation of radiology tests contributed to patient harm.
Journal Article > Commentary
Mock trial at 2009 RSNA annual meeting: jury exonerates radiologist for failure to communicate abnormal finding—but...
Berlin L. Radiology. 2010;257:836-845.
This commentary provides insights into the legal process through a fictitious malpractice trial of a radiologist whose communication and follow-up processes were labeled as unreliable and contributed to diagnostic error.