By Klaus-Juergen Lackner, Kathrin Barbara Krug
In Avoiding error in Radiology: Case-Based research of reasons and PreventiveStrategies, the authors offer 118 real-life examples of interpretation errorsand flawed judgements from either diagnostic and interventional radiology. Ineach case, the authors talk about intimately the context during which the mistakes weremade, the ensuing issues, and methods for destiny prevention. Thecases are prepared by means of physique zone, starting with the skull and thenmoving to instances of the breast, chest and stomach, spinal column, musculoskeletaland vascular systems.
- 118 case reviews facilitate research and dialogue of reasons of mistakes and supply preventive techniques to move into day-by-day perform
- 956 top of the range photos and explanatory drawings illustrate the situations and pinpoint blunders of interpretation and in choice making
Avoiding mistakes in Radiology is a must have reference for a person concerned ininterpreting photographs for analysis and in making judgements in interventionalradiology.
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Avoiding Errors in Radiology: Case-Based Analysis of Causes and Preventive Strategies by Klaus-Juergen Lackner, Kathrin Barbara Krug