Error in radiology

Clin Radiol. 2001 Dec;56(12):938-46. doi: 10.1053/crad.2001.0858.


Literature review indicates high levels of error within radiology. The aetiology of radiological error is multi-factorial. While individuals have a duty to progressively improve their performance, the experience of safety cultures in other high-risk human activities has shown that a system approach of root cause analysis is the method required to reduce error significantly.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bias
  • Clinical Competence
  • Diagnostic Errors*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards
  • Observer Variation
  • Organizational Culture
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Radiography / standards*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards