X-ray technology gives physicians the opportunity to see through human tissue so that bone fractures, cavities, foreign objects and other issues, diseases, and conditions can be easily seen. The use of a modified x-ray can give physicians the chance to see softer tissue. An extremely crucial diagnostic tool used to spot issues, improper/bad x-rays can cause severe problems to be overlooked. The failure to instantly identify issues and severe problems because of the improper/bad x-rays will not permit medical care methods to start immediately, thus worsening the illness that can occasionally lead to other severe issues.
Radiologists are usually brought in to review these scans for injured patients for diagnosis of certain conditions. Mistakes in interpreting x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs are a very typical type of medical malpractice. Radiology mistakes can result not only from the radiologist not reading a scan correctly, but from a lack of proper communication between the radiologist and the other treating doctors.
Did you know?
More than twelve percent of the 2,000 radiology mistakes last year resulted in some amount of injury to the patient.
This was seven times more dangerous than prescription drug mistakes. The high potential of danger can be attributed to the fact that the radiologist's review is vital to the patient's care and the majority of the time, the radiology results serve as the basis for the patient's medical care plan.