News | PACS Accessories | December 09, 2016

Does Inadequate Clinical Information in Emergency Radiology Consultations Really Affect the Error Rate?

Teleradiology Solutions’ Senior Radiologist Anjali Agrawal, M.D., Presented Paper at RSNA 

Teleradiology Solutions (TRS), a global leading telediagnostic delivery company, announced that during RSNA 2016, one of its Senior Radiologists, Anjali Agrawal, M.D., presented her paper titled “Inadequate Clinical Information in Emergency Radiology Consultations - Does it Really Affect the Error Rate or is it Merely a Bugbear?”

“The frustration of receiving inadequate clinical information during a referral is well known to any practicing radiologist,” said Agrawal. “We sought to determine if there was any correlation between the quality of clinical information and the types of errors in our emergency teleradiology practice.”

Among her findings, Agrawal discovered that detailed histories were surprisingly less frequent in cases without quality assurance (QA) than those with QA or error. Additionally, more history did not reduce the rates of obvious errors or any errors. The level of clinical information was not associated with any reduction in the proportion of significant error when compared to no error.

In conclusion, Agrawal claims it is likely that experienced radiologists do not require much clinical information to reach an accurate radiological diagnosis in the emergent setting with a relatively well defined mix of cases. Whether this is also true for radiologists-in-training or those in the early years of practice needs to be tested. Perceived inadequate clinical information by radiologists does not translate to increased rates of radiologic error, at least in an emergency radiology setting with experienced radiologists.

For more information: www.telradsol.com

Related Content

Technology | PACS Accessories | January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 — medQ Inc. recently announced the launch of its Q/ris MIPS Reporting module.
Philips Expands Population Health Management Business With Acquisition of VitalHealth
News | Population Health | December 28, 2017
Philips recently announced that it acquired VitalHealth, a provider of cloud-based population health management...
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 21, 2017
Vital Images showcased enhancements to its enterprise imaging solutions at the Radiological Society of North America (...
Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 Highlighted by New 3-D Modeling Application
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 13, 2017
Philips announced the debut of IntelliSpace Portal 10, the latest edition of its comprehensive, advanced visualization...
Medexprim's Radiomics Enabler Goes Open Source
Technology | PACS Accessories | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — Medexprim announced its Radiomics Enabler, meant to enhance medical images archives for research,
Ikonopedia and Konica Minolta Showcase Integrated Breast Imaging Workflow and Reporting at RSNA
News | Breast Imaging | December 05, 2017
Ikonopedia and Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. showcased integrated breast imaging workflow and reporting at...
Ambra Health Joins Google Cloud Technology Partner Program
News | PACS Accessories | December 05, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Ambra Health recently announced a new relationship with Google Cloud.
Fujifilm Introduces Artificial Intelligence Initiative for U.S. Market at RSNA 2017
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.
Change Healthcare and Zebra Medical Vision Bring Artificial Intelligence to Medical Imaging
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Change Healthcare and Zebra Medical Vision announced an agreement to create solutions that deliver
ScImage Announces PicomPassport
Technology | PACS Accessories | November 30, 2017
ScImage Inc. introduced PicomPassport at the Radiological Society of North America’s 103rd Annual Scientific Assembly,...
Overlay Init