Errors in Radiology

  • Luigia Romano
  • Antonio Pinto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Antonio Pinto, Maria Giuseppina Scuderi, Stefania Daniele
    Pages 1-7
  3. Adriana Bonifacino, Corrado Caiazzo
    Pages 9-17
  4. Luigia Romano, Antonio Pinto, Carlo Muzj
    Pages 19-26
  5. Franco Guida, Giorgio Bocchini, Giacomo Sica, Anna Frezza, Mariano Scaglione
    Pages 27-37
  6. Vittorio Miele, Michele Galluzzo, Margherita Trinci
    Pages 39-50
  7. Fabio Martino, Domenico Barbuti, Gianluigi Martino, Marco Cirillo
    Pages 51-63
  8. Roberto Farina, Amelia Sparano
    Pages 79-85
  9. Ciro Acampora, Fabio Pinto, Giuseppe De Magistris
    Pages 87-103
  10. Roberto Dore, Adele Valentini, Emilio Bassi
    Pages 105-118
  11. Vitaliano Buffa, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 119-124
  12. Alfonso Ragozzino, Onofrio Catalano, Paquale Paolantonio
    Pages 125-137
  13. Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, Stefano Canestrini
    Pages 139-154
  14. Antonella Filippone, Roberta Cianci, Antonio R. Cotroneo
    Pages 155-168
  15. Stefania Romano, Gianluca Ponticiello, Giovanna Russo
    Pages 169-176
  16. Luigia Romano, Maria Giuseppina Scuderi, Stefania Daniele
    Pages 177-194
  17. Rosaria De Ritis, Isabella Iadevito, Carlo Cavaliere
    Pages 195-207
  18. Carlo Masciocchi, Laura Conti, Federico D’Orazio, Armando Conchiglia, Giuseppe Lanni, Antonio Barile
    Pages 209-217
  19. Raffaella Niola, Giuseppe de Magistris, Franco Maglione
    Pages 219-226

About this book


Diagnostic errors are important in all branches of medicine because they are an indication of poor patient care. As the number of malpractice cases continues to grow, radiologists will become increasingly involved in litigation. Accordingly, every radiologist should understand the various sources of error in diagnostic radiology as well as the elements of negligence that form the basis of malpractice litigation.

The principal focus of this book is on the diagnostic errors that may be perpetrated when using diverse radiologic techniques in different disease settings. The full spectrum of potential errors is analyzed with the aid of high-quality illustrations and with clear guidance on their avoidance. In addition, medicolegal aspects inherent to radiology are carefully examined, with particular attention to radiation exposure due to imaging procedures and malpractice issues relating to administration of contrast media. The importance of good communication between radiologists and physicians and between radiologists and patients is also emphasized. Errors in Radiology will prove immensely valuable to both novice and more experienced radiologists.


Diagnostic radiology Medical negligence Medico-legal problems Observer performance Radiological error

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigia Romano
    • 1
  • Antonio Pinto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiological Imaging“A. Cardarelli” HospitalNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2338-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2339-0
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