Radiologists are sued for a number of reasons. The most frequent
allegation is a missed or delayed diagnosis. Diagnostic errors comprise 62
percent of claims brought against radiologists, and 76 percent of claims
that resulted in indemnity payment. Clearly, errors in diagnosis are a
significant problem for radiology. Other sources of error include
complications with diagnostic procedures; improper care and treatment;
falls; equipment failures; and adverse reactions to contrast media.
Upon completion of Risk
Management Radiology CME, you should be able to:
1. Name the four elements of malpractice.
2. Identify the six most common causes of action against radiologists.
3. Discuss risk management strategies in radiology.
4. Comfortably handle common situations that could place radiologists at
More About Risk
Management Radiology CME
- CT (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) is a platform for the
sharing of knowledge about radiation dosing in children undergoing
diagnostic medical imaging procedures.
Some topics include: Why and When to Use CT in Children, Should
Risk from Medical Imaging be Assessed in the Absence of Benefit?,
Overview of CT Technologies for Children, Management of Automatic
Exposure Control (AEC) During Pediatric Imaging and many more.