Common experience in radiology suggests that many errors are of little or no significance to the patient and some significant errors remain undiscovered errors are inevitable and the concept of necessary fallibility must be accepted. Errors in diagnostic radiology occur for a variety of reasons related to human error technical factors and system faults classification renfrew classification this classification was proposed by renfrew et al 5 in 1992 and at the time of . Eliminating medical errors in radiology i introduction medical errors have been determined to be a major problem in our health care system in the first report from the institute of medicine to err is human building a safer health system. In addition to patient harm interpretive errors are a major cause of litigation and distress to radiologists in this article we discuss the mechanics involved in searching an image categorize omission errors and discuss factors influencing diagnostic accuracy. Mistakes in medical imaging can be attributed to an individual radiologist or to the system of radiology for an individual radiologist the errors are either those of perception or those of
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