Errors in Emergency and Trauma Radiology

  • Michael N. Patlas
  • Douglas S. Katz
  • Mariano Scaglione

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kate Hames, Michael N. Patlas, Vincent M. Mellnick, Douglas S. Katz
    Pages 1-16
  3. Carlos Torres, Nader Zakhari, Francisco Rivas-Rodriguez, Angela Guarnizo-Capera, Ashok Srinivasan, Diego Nunez
    Pages 17-34
  4. Sadia R. Qamar, Yuhao Wu, Luck Louis, Savvas Nicolaou
    Pages 35-61
  5. Ashwin Jain, John Lee, David Dreizin, Gene Kim, Christina A. LeBedis
    Pages 63-81
  6. Daria Manos
    Pages 83-110
  7. Mariano Scaglione, Ettore Laccetti, Roberto Picascia, Michele Altiero, Francesca Iacobellis, Mathew Elameer et al.
    Pages 111-124
  8. Maria Zulfiqar, Vincent M. Mellnick, Michael N. Patlas
    Pages 125-139
  9. Ania Z. Kielar, Shauna Duigenan, Darcy J. Wolfman
    Pages 141-166
  10. Travis J. Hillen, Michael V. Friedman, Jonathan C. Baker
    Pages 167-193
  11. Gabriele Masselli, Martina Derme
    Pages 195-206
  12. Elka Miller, Gali Shapira-Zaltsberg, Rita Putnins, Kristin Udjus
    Pages 207-245

About this book


This book describes and illustrates the gamut of errors that may arise during the performance and interpretation of imaging of both nontraumatic and traumatic emergencies, using a head-to-toe approach. The coverage encompasses mistakes related to suboptimal imaging protocols, failure to review a portion of the examination, satisfaction of search error, and misinterpretation of imaging findings. The book opens with an overview of an evidence-based approach to errors in imaging interpretation in patients in the emergency setting. Subsequent chapters describe errors in radiographic, US, multidetector CT, dual-energy CT, and MR imaging of common as well as less common acute conditions, including disorders in the pediatric population, and the unique mistakes in the imaging evaluation of pregnant patients. The book is written by a group of leading North American and European Emergency and Trauma Radiology experts. It will be of value to emergency and general radiologists, to emergency department physicians and related personnel, to general and trauma surgeons, and to trainees in all of these specialties.


Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Non-traumatic Emergencies Acute Appendicitis Pulmonary Embolism Errors in Acute Brain Imaging Errors in Acute Spinal Imaging Errors in Imaging of Chest Trauma Errors in Imaging of Acute Non-traumatic Thoracic Emergencies Errors in Imaging of Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma - Errors in Imaging of Acute Non-traumatic Abdomen Errors in Imaging of Acute Female Pelvis Errors in Acute MSK Imaging Errors in Imaging of Pregnant Patients Errors in Imaging of Pediatric Patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael N. Patlas
    • 1
  • Douglas S. Katz
    • 2
  • Mariano Scaglione
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNYU Winthrop HospitalMineolaUSA
  3. 3.Department of ImagingPineta Grande Medical CenterCastel Volturno, CasertaItaly

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