Evidence-based radiology: a primer in reading scientific articles

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jul;195(1):W1-4. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.4696.


Objective: In this article we provide a basic guide to reading scientific articles that we hope will improve the reader's ability to read and critically appraise the primary literature.

Conclusion: We provided a series of guidelines and questions to consider when reading the primary literature. This guide is intended to help individuals read and critically appraise the primary literature and participate more fully in journal clubs and evidence-based radiology.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
  • Humans
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Radiology / education*
  • Reading*
  • Research Design
  • Thinking