Errors in Radiology: Definition and Classification

  • Antonio Pinto
  • Maria Giuseppina Scuderi
  • Stefania Daniele


As indicated by the title of the landmark report of the Institute of Medicine, “To Err is Human” mistakes are part of the human condition [1]. They cannot be prevented by trying harder. At best, systematic changes are needed to prevent physician’s from doing the wrong thing while making it more likelyl that they will do the right thing. This is accomplished by hardwiring functions into medical systems and providing information at the point of care [2].


Medical Error Observer Error Diagnostic Error Medical Malpractice Perceptual Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Pinto
    • 1
  • Maria Giuseppina Scuderi
    • 1
  • Stefania Daniele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiological Imaging“A. Cardarelli” HospitalNaplesItaly

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