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Radiology malpractice: The danger of interpreting a CT or MRI without talking to anyone about the patient

When a doctor orders a scan and does not talk to the radiologist, important information can be left out

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Patients are endangered when clinical and ER doctors do not communicate with radiologists

Many doctors order x-ray, CT, or MRI scans without providing much patient information to radiologists and then do not review the images themselves

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Doctor, nurse practitioner ignore MRI results for two years, woman dies of cancer

Physicians and mid-level providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) must timely inform patients of radiology test results

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High school senior dies after doctors botch diagnosis and treatment of acute disseminated encephalomalacia (ADEM)

Read about the symptoms and life-saving treatment that this young person should have received

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Why it is important for radiologists to review all recent similar CT and MRI images

Comparing a current study with prior studies helps radiologists avoid missing important changes

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X-rays and CT scans: Radiation risk and malpractice

Unnecessary orders for costly radiology diagnostic imaging studies increases cancer risk

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What happens when critical lab or radiology results are not communicated to the doctor

Improved hospital staff communication is a National Patient Safety Goal for 2017

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Two dangerous risks of CT, MRI, and other diagnostic radiology exams

Better communication between ordering doctors and radiologists is needed to ensure accurate results

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'Stat' means 'now': How hospitals bungle urgent CT and MRI orders

Hospitals can save lives by training their nurses to follow stat physician orders for CT and MRI scans immediately and to contact a doctor when the images are available for review

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