|ECR 2019 / C-2347||
|Normal looking abnormal brain: Review areas in routine practice.|
Radiologists are prone to make perceptual or cognitive errors and/or miss the findings in certain areas in the head encountered at routine CT and MR imaging of brain. Probability of missing findings is much more when the findings are subtle, especially for an untrained eye!
Bahrami et al (1), defined these areas as “blind spots” (Table 1).
References: Bahrami, S., & Yim, C. M. (2009). Quality Initiatives: Blind Spots at Brain Imaging. RadioGraphics, 29(7), 1877–1896.
References: Radiology, COLUMBIA ASIA REFERRAL HOSPITAL, YESHWANTPUR, BANGALORE, COLUMBIA ASIA REFERRAL HOSPITAL, YESHWANTPUR, BANGALORE - Bangalore/IN
In this exhibit we have provided pictorial review of most commonly missed pathologies by the reporting junior radiologistc and residents.
Knowledge of anatomical features of these blind spots, use of appropriate window width while evaluating CT images, use of appropriate imaging sequence while evaluating MR images and inclusion of a comprehensive checklist are crucial for avoiding false negative results.
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