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2013-04-15 13:05:01

Adding a photo of a face to x-ray images can reduce "wrong-patient" errors five-fold, a new study finds. "X-rays can look alike, and if one patient's images are confused with another before the radiologist sees them, it can be difficult for the radiologist to determine there is a mismatch," said Dr. Srini Tridandapani, of Emory University and an author of the study. As part of the study, ten radiologists interpreted 20 pairs of radiographic images with and without photographs. Two to...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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